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Aircraft crashes near Bharatpur in Rajasthan

Soon after reaching the spot District Collector said, a chartered plane crashed, but defence sources later confirmed that it’s an IAF jet .

SNS | New Delhi |

In a similar incident as two fighter jets crashing in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena, an aircraft also crashed in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district on Saturday.

Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh said the aircraft crashed in an open field in the Ucchain area of the city. No casualties have been reported so far. However, the police said that it is not yet clear whether it was a chopper or a fighter plane of the Indian Air Force.

District Collector Alok Ranjan soon after reaching the spot said that a chartered plane crashed in the area but defence sources later confirmed that it’s an IAF jet .

“Received info about a plane crash around 10-10.15 am. After coming here, it was found it was an IAF fighter jet. Going by the debris, we are unable to adjudge if i it is a fighter plane or a regular plane. Yet to know if pilots got out or are still in,” ANI quoted Bharatpur DSP as saying.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan defence officials said that “it may take time for an official note as officials are checking all details”.