IAF’s Sukhoi-30, Mirage 2000 aircraft crash in Madhya Pradesh | India News

NEW DELHI: Two Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter planes – Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 – crashed near Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday morning.
According to defence sources, the two aircraft had taken off from the Gwalior air base where an exercise was under way.
“The Su-30 had two pilots while Mirage 2000 had one during the crash. Initial reports suggest two pilots are safe. An IAF chopper is on its way to the location of the third pilot,” the sources added.

An IAF court of inquiry will establish whether it was a mid-air collision.
According to defence ministry sources, “Union defence minister Rajnath Singh was briefed by the Chief of Air Staff regarding the crash. He enquired about the well being of the IAF pilots and is monitoring the developments closely.”
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said in a tweet, “The news of the crash of Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Air Force near Kolaras in Morena is very sad. I have instructed the local administration to co-operate 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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