IAF's Sukhoi crashes near Pune

Pilot and co-pilot are safe

Updated - November 17, 2021 06:36 am IST

Published - October 14, 2014 08:28 pm IST - Pune

A Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in a hamlet in Pune district on Tuesday afternoon but there were no casualties.

Pilot G.S. Sohal and co-pilot U. Nautiyal ejected and landed safely at the nearby Taleranwadi village in Theur around 30 km from here. An IAF helicopter was deployed to bring the pilots back. “Prima facie, the crash appears to be the result of a technical problem. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause,” said Air Commodore V.R. Chaudhari.

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