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IAF aircraft suffers engine failure mid-air due to bird hit, lands safely in Ambala

Immediately after take off, the aircraft encountered a flock of birds. The bird hit resulted in the failure of one of its engines.

Despite one of the most serious emergencies staring in his face, the young pilot assessed the situation in a matter of seconds, jettisoned the two additional fuel drop tanks as well as CBLS Pods and went on to safely land the aircraft.

His actions bear testimony to the highest professional standards of IAF resulting from extensive operational training.

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