- Two Indian Air Force aircraft crash in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena
- Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 fighter jets crash
- Three pilots were involved in both the planes, one died
- Air Force told that the aircraft were on a flying training mission, orders were given to investigate the accident
- Morena Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Bagri did not rule out the possibility of a mid-air collision.
Two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crashed on Saturday morning in Morena, Madhya Pradesh. A pilot died in this accident.
It is believed that Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft crashed at 5.30 am. What are the reasons for this accident, it has not been clear yet, but the Indian Air Force has ordered an inquiry into the accident.
The Indian Air Force tweeted, “Two fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior this morning. The aircraft were on a routine operational flying training mission. One of the three pilots suffered critical injuries. Investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.” An inquiry has been ordered.”
Remains of pilot’s body found
PRESS24 NEWS correspondent Salman Ravi Has told that the police of Morena district of Madhya Pradesh say that they have found the remains of the dead body of one pilot while two pilots have been saved safely.
The body of a pilot killed in the accident has been recovered from the Pahargarh area of Morena. Rescue operations are on to retrieve the wreckage of the two fighter jets from the spot.
Police say that the debris of a fighter plane has also fallen in Ratangarh, Rajasthan.
Morena Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Bagri PRESS24 NEWS Told that a Sukhoi-30 and a Mirage-2000 fighter jets had taken off from the Gwalior base.
He said that there were two pilots in the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane, while there was one pilot in the Mirage-2000.
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Ashutosh Bagri has not ruled out the possibility of a mid-air collision.
He said that the real reasons would be known only after the completion of the investigation by the Indian Air Force officials.
He said rescuers could recover some body parts of the pilot who was flying the Mirage-2000 fighter jet.
Bagri said that the remaining two pilots ejected themselves from the aircraft and are safe. These two pilots can be of Sukhoi fighter aircraft.
Madhya Pradesh’s ADG Adarsh Katiyar told news agency PTI that the cause of the plane crash has not been clarified. He said, “It is not clear whether the planes collided with each other in the air or not.”
Adarsh Katiyar told that two pilots had separated themselves from the crashed fighter planes, but the information of the third pilot could not be found.
Expressing regret over the incident, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote on Twitter, “The news of the crash of Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Air Force near Kailaras in Morena is extremely sad.”
“I have instructed the local administration to cooperate with the Air Force in quick rescue and relief work. I pray to God that the pilots of the planes are safe.”
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