Fighter jet accident: Two IAF pilots saw incident in air; senior officer leading probe
New Delhi, January 30: Pilots of a Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft saw accident involving another Su-30MKI and a Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh, officials informed.
An Air Commodore-rank officer from the Air Headquarters in Delhi is now investigating the incident. The accident occurred during a simulated air combat exercise conducted by the Indian Air Force's top gun school, Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE), and the aircraft had taken off from Gwalior.
According to Defence sources, there were three fighters airborne in the area where the accident took place including two Su-30MKIs and one Mirage-2000 fighter flown by Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi- known as one of the best fighter pilots in the Mirage-2000 fleet.
Pilots of other Su-30MKI fighter witnessed the entire incident when the incident took place.
A probe is underway which will bring out the exact details of the accident. The probe is headed by an Air Commodore from the Air Headquarters.
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