An Indonesian Air Force British Aerospace Hawk 200 fighter jet crashed in a residential area in the city of Pekanbaru in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island this Monday June 15.
The pilot of the aircraft had safely ejected shortly before the aircraft hit the ground and exploded approximately five kilometers from nearby Roesmin Nurjadin Airbase.
The accident which did not injure anyone on the ground is under investigation by the Indonesian Air Force.
The Indonesian Air Force operates 23 single-engine light, multirole BAE Hawk 200 jet. The aircraft has been designed in the late 1980’s and is also operated by the Royal Air Force of Oman and the Royal Malaysian Air Force.