IAF fighter jet drops fuel tanks and bombs pods at own airfield

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IAF fighter jet drops fuel tanks and bombs pods at own airfield

NEW DELHI - An IAF fighter jet drops fuel tanks and bombs pods at own airfield.

An IAF Jaguar aircraft loaded with two additional fuel drop tanks and Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) pods took off from Air Force Station Ambala for a training mission it immediately encountered a flock of birds resulting in the failure of one of its engines. [image: Embedded video] link

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#SavingLives link: On the morning of 27 June19, an IAF Jaguar aircraft loaded with two additional fuel drop tanks & Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) pods took off from AFS Ambala for a training mission. Immediately after take off, the aircraft encountered a flock of birds.

The pilot assessed the situation in seconds, jettisoned two additional fuel drop tanks and CBLS Pods at the airfield.

"On the morning of 27 June 19, an IAF Jaguar aircraft loaded with two additional fuel drop tanks & Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) pods took off from AFS Ambala for a training mission. Immediately after takeoff, the aircraft encountered a flock of birds," tweeted the IAF.

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