Second Indian fighter jet crashed in 4 days, 2 pilots killed
4 days after Indian air force Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Kushinagar, on Friday morning India’s French-made Dassault Mirage 2000 a supersonic fighter jet crashes in country's south west.
Iran Press/Asia: Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at the HAL Airport belonging to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited located in Yamlur of Bengaluru the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state Karnatak.
Both pilots were killed after ejecting, the military confirmed, RT reported.
The reason for the crash hasn't yet been announced by authorities, with media reports suggesting that it could either be pilot error or a technical glitch.
Yamlur, which is located in the city of Bengaluru, will host the 12th edition of the Aero India from 20 February until 24 February. Some 365 companies will be participating in this air show.
Videos, purportedly filmed at the scene, show flames and clouds of smoke near the airfield. Helicopters can be seen flying above the crash site.
The Indian Air Force has a fleet of around 50 French-made Mirage 2000 warplanes, which had been undergoing upgrades since the early-2010s.
On 28 Jan 2018, a Jaguar fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar area on Monday, but the pilots managed to eject safely. 101/205