Sukhoi, Mirage Fighter Plane Crash Near Gwalior, 1 Pilot Dead

IAF Fighter Plane Crash The Air Force has launched a probe to examine if a mid-air collision led to the crash, defense sources told NDTV.

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Bhopal: Two Indian Air Force fighter jets, a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000, crashed earlier today during a training exercise, officials said on Saturday, killing one pilot. While one plane crashed in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, the other is thought to have crashed in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.

According to defense sources, the Sukhoi had two pilots and the Mirage had one. The Indian Air Force employs both aircraft on the front lines. The two Sukhoi pilots were able to eject and were taken to the hospital in a helicopter.

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Both fighter jets took off from the Gwalior Air Force base, which has squadrons of both Russian-designed Sukhoi and French Mirage 2000 fighter jets.

Locals in Morena captured footage of the scene, which showed smoldering aircraft debris strewn on the ground.

According to defense sources, the Air Force has launched an investigation to determine whether a mid-air collision caused the crash.

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According to defense sources, the Air Force has launched an investigation to determine whether a mid-air collision caused the crash.

Sukhoi, Mirage Fighter Jets Crash Near Gwalior, 1 Pilot Dead

“An IAF court of inquiry has been established to determine whether or not there was a mid-air collision. During the crash, the Su-30 had two pilots and the Mirage 2000 had one. According to preliminary reports, two pilots are safe, and an IAF chopper is on its way to the third pilot’s location “According to sources.

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The Indian Air Force chief briefed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the crash of two planes, according to news agency PTI.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, stated in a tweet, “The news of the crash of the Air Force’s Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 aircraft near Kolaras in Morena is heartbreaking. I have directed the local administration to work with the Air Force to expedite rescue and relief efforts. I pray to God that the planes’ pilots are safe.”

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