During a training exercise, two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force—a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000—have crashed in Madhya Pradesh, according to officials.
Morena: During a training exercise, two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force—a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000—have crashed in Madhya Pradesh, according to officials.
According to defence sources, the Su-30 had two pilots while the Mirage 2000 only had one, two pilots who were able to evacuate were safe.
On Saturday, two Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crashed in the Pahadgarh region of Morena in Madhya Pradesh. Morena’s assistant superintendent of police, Rai Singh Narwariya, said: “An air force team is arriving at the location to confirm the plane and number of passengers on it.” The police found a hand near the crash site.
The two aircraft took off from the Gwalior air base in Madhya Pradesh, where an exercise was taking place.
The IAF court is ready to make an inquiry to determine whether there was a mid-air collision or not. Early reports have made it clear that two pilots are safe, while an IAF helicopter will find out the location of the third pilot soon, defence sources said.
The Chief of Air Staff briefed Defense Minister Rajnath Singh regarding the crash of two aircraft of the Indian Air Force. “Singh made an inquiry about the well-being of the IAF pilots and is now monitoring the situation closely,” defence ministry sources said.