An Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed in Assam while flying on a routine training mission
An Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed Thursday night in Assam. The air force jet that crashed was a Sukhoi Su-30. The Su-30 MKI fighter jet was on a routine training mission when it crashed in the paddy field in the Milanpur area and burst into flames at around 8:30 pm.
The two pilots flying the fighter safely ejected from the jet and were rescued. One of the pilots suffered injury in his leg, defence spokesperson Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande said.
A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the crash, the Indian Air Force said.
Assam: Locals rescue one of the two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots, whose Su-30 aircraft crashed in Tezpur during a routine training mission, today. The other pilot was also rescued after ejecting safely from the aircraft. pic.twitter.com/xr1lVSUqiA
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The crash caused no damage to public property. Local people rushed the two pilots to the Army Base Hospital in Tezpur, he said.
Fire tenders rushed to the spot to bring the flames under control, the fire department said. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, official sources said in Delhi.