A video shows the dramatic moment an Indian Air Force fighter pilot was forced to jettison his fuel tanks and practice bombs after flying into a flock of birds.
The terrifying incident happened on Friday in Ambala in northern India after the aircraft suffered engine failure due to a bird strike soon after take off.
The Jaguar fighter jet took off from Ambala airbase on a training mission carrying two additional fuel tanks and practice bombs.
The pilot quickly jettisoned the plane’s external fuel tanks and practice bombs, and managed to land the aircraft safely, averting a major disaster.
Though most of the cargo fell within the airbase, one of the fuel tanks landed in a residential area near Ambala airbase. But no one was injured.
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