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Sukhoi crashes near Pune; pilots unhurt
Sakal Times | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 AT 06:17 PM IST
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Pune: A frontline Sukhoi 30 MKi fighter plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Theur, about 22 kilometres from Air Force Station Lohegaon on Tuesday at about 5:41 pm.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) stated that an Indian Air Force (IAF) Su 30 fighter aircraft on a training mission crashed.
The statement added that both the pilots ejected safely and a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.

In addition, a statement issued by the Defence PRO, Pune, stated that the aircraft crashed while coming in for landing at a distance of approximately 22 kms from the Pune airfield. "There is no reported loss of life or damage to property," the statement added.

According to witnesses, the ill-fated aircraft crashed into a sugarcane field on the outskirts of the village.
According to the Lonikand police, no one has been injured in the incident.

"The mishap took place on the outskirts of Kolavadi village in Theur. The two pilots ejected and safely landed in an open ground near Asthapur, about three kilometres from the mishap site," said the police, adding that there were no casualties in the incident.

This is the second Sukhoi 30 Mki aircraft mishap in Pune.

On December 13, 2011, a mishap took place near Wade Bholai village in an open field 20 kilometres from Air Force Station Lohegaon soon after taking off from its base during a routine training sortie. Both the pilots ejected safely. 


Adi - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 AT 02:25 PM IST
Very sad

raj - Friday, 17 October 2014 AT 10:27 PM IST
plain crashed

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