Why a Tejas fighter had to make an emergency landing in Surat | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An IAF Tejas fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Gujarat’s Surat International Airport on Tuesday morning as it was reportedly running low on fuel.
The pilot of the light combat aircraft reached out to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) requesting an emergency landing due to a shortage of fuel, according to airport director SC Bhalse.
“The pilot of a Tejas fighter jet contacted us in the morning because of a fuel shortage in the aircraft. Since the Surat airport was the nearest one, the pilot contacted us for an emergency landing. The aircraft landed safely at 10:18 am,” said Bhalse.

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