A Chetak CH442 on a training sortie at INS Rajali crash landed on Monday. Fortunately, no casualty have been reported and all the crew members are reported to be safe. The Indian Navy has informed about the damage to the main and the tail rotors. Further details are awaited.
Earlier in September, a MiG 27 aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed at Devalia village in Jodhpur during a routine mission. The Pilot, however, managed to eject safely and escaped unhurt before the jet crashed onto the ground. The police and fire brigade team reached the spot. Attempts were made to douse the fire. No casualty was reported. An investigation was also conducted to find the cause of the accident.
The jet took off around 8.50 am from the Indian Air Force's Jodhpur airbase for a routine mission. As the plane approached Devaliya village at 9.02 am it crashed in an empty field and burst into flames. Visuals from the crash site show a huge fire and debris. A large number of locals were also seen gathered around the crash site.
Earlier, the same model of a fighter plane had crashed near the Jodhpur airbase in Rajasthan. This is the third such incident this year. “The aircraft was on a routine training mission,” an Indian Air Force spokesperson had said.