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IAF’s Sukhoi, Mirage fighter jets crash in MP’s Morena

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 January 2023, 12:49 IST
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In a tragic incident, two fighter jets of Indian Air Force (IAF) - Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 – crashed near Madhya Pradesh’s Morena on January 28, ANI reported citing defence sources. Search and rescue operation has been launched.

Defence Sources told news agency ANI that the Su-30 fighter jet had two pilots while Mirage 2000 had one pilot during the crash.

Two pilots have been rescued  by the rescue team and an IAF chopper is reaching the location of the third pilot, ANI reported.

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The Indian Air Force will establish a court of inquiry to determine if a mid-air collision or any other cause was behind the incident.

Both the aircrafts had taken off from the Gwalior Air Base, where the IAF is conducting an exercise.

Meanwhile, wreckage of jets was also seen in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been briefed by the Indian Air Force Chief about the crash.

“Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh was briefed by the Chief of Air Staff on the crash of two aircraft of the Indian Air Force. Raksha Mantri enquired about the well-being of the IAF pilots and is monitoring the developments closely,” Defence Ministry sources told ANI.

More details are awaited.

First published: 28 January 2023, 12:32 IST