Indian air Force Jaguar aircraft
An Indian Air Force fighter lies on a runway after it crashed in Ambala airbase, in the northern state of Haryana, 200 km (125 miles) north of New Delhi, May 9, 2002. It was a British-made Jaguar plane. [Representational Image]Reuters

An IAF Jaguar aircraft crashed near Allahabad on Tuesday, in the second such crash of a Jaguar fighter jet this year.

The pilots ejected safely, and no casualties were reported. 

The aircraft crashed 18 km from Allahabad at about 8.47 am when it was on a regular sortie, according to ANI. 

In March, a Jaguar aircraft had crashed near Kurukshetra in Haryana.

The crash is also the third such incident for the Indian Air Force in a month. 

Earlier this month, an  IAF advanced jet trainer hawk crashed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district on 3 June, while last month, a Sukhoi SU-30 combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Assam. 

The pilots in both incidents had ejected safely before the crash. 

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the latest crash. 

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