First-ever crash of Tejas airplane during training session

On Tuesday, a Tejas aircraft built by the Indian Air Force crashed in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

First-ever crash of Tejas airplane during training session

A  Light Combat Tejas aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in the compound of a student hostel in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer during a training sortie on Tuesday. However, the pilot has ejected safely and no injuries have been reported on the ground.

This is the first-ever crash of the indigenous jet noted since its first test flight, 23 years ago, in 2001. The Tejas, which is a light combat aircraft, was inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2016.

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A plane crashed on the ground near the Lakshmi Chand Sanwal Colony in Jaisalmer, close to a student's hostel. Fortunately, the pilot managed to eject safely. A regular probe has been ordered to investigate the incident, and engine failure is suspected as the main cause of the accident.

The Indian Air Force currently operates 40 Tejas MK-1 aircraft and it has 83 Tejas MK-1A fighters on order in a deal worth over ? 46,000 crore. The aircraft is ideal support for missionary operations and airstrikes. The aircraft is potentially remarkable to stand rigid and stiff wars.

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