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Air force jet crashes near Ambala
September 28, 2006 18:32 IST
An Indian Air Force jet, on a routine sortie crashed near Ambala on Thursday.
The pilot managed to escape safely.
The aircraft crashed in fields near Sadhopur village, officials said.
Ambala Deputy Commissioner O P Langyan said pilot D V Nair used his parachute to bail out and was taken to the military hospital.
The jet had taken off from the Ambala airbase for a routine sortie when it crashed, the officials said.
The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the reason for the crash.