Indian Air Force Fighter Plane Crashed

Untitled-4On Tuesday at 5:30 PM An Indian Air Force Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter plane crashed near Pune. The Su-MK30I jet crashed after it off from Pune’s Lohegaon IAF base.

Both the pilots flying the fighter aircraft ejected in time and are safe.

In July this year Defence Minister told Parliament that nineteen fighter aircraft of the IAF have met with accidents in the last three years, with human error and technical defects being the main reasons.

The minister said that, eight MiG-21s (different versions), three Jaguars, three MiG-29s, two Sukhoi SU-30MKIs, two Mirage 2000 and one MiG 27 ML met with accident in the last three years.

According to him, Nine accidents took place in 2011-12, four in 2012-13, five in 2013-14 and one in 2014-15.

Medaram Jathara

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