First Ever Crash of an India LCA Tejas Fighter Aircraft

The pilot ejected safely
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:35 AM, March 12, 2024
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First Ever Crash of an India LCA Tejas Fighter Aircraft
IAF announcing the LCA Tejas crash

An LCA Tejas aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during a training sortie today afternoon, making it the first ever crash of the indigenous fighter jet.

The plane crashed into the compound of a student hostel in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. The pilot has ejected safely and no injuries have been reported on the ground, the IAF said.

The Tejas, also called light combat aircraft (LCA), was inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2016.

The plane crashed around 2 pm. No injuries have been reported to the pilot or those on the ground.

First Ever Crash of an India LCA Tejas Fighter Aircraft
debris of the crashed Tejas aircraft
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