[Representational Image] Indian Air Force jet crashes in West Bengal's Kalaikunda during take-off.Wikimedia Commons

An Indian Air Force (IAF) jet has crashed after developing a snag during take-off at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station located at Kharagpur in West Bengal. 

Both pilots safely ejected from the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (Hawk AJT).

Location of the crash.

The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

A Hawk AJT plane had earlier crashed on April 29, 2008 at Karnataka's Bidar Air Force Station. 

A second Hawk AJT aircraft had crashed last year in June near Baharagora near the West Bengal-Odisha border.

The plane can be used for training purposes and also as a low-cost combat aircraft.

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