jaysimha wrote:All aircrew and passengers are safe.
He didn’t eject because A/C was over the village and could have taken many lives, so he went down with his plane.
To be clear: the pilot didn’t eject, he was EJECTED involuntarily from his Jaguar after touchdown at Jamnagar. A very troubling accident investigation lies ahead for the Indian Air Force.
#JustIn #IAF's # Sukhoi fighter crashes in Nashik today morning and both pilots have ejected to safety.
The crashed #Sukhoi SU-30 MKI in Nasik is said to be under production aircraft of #HAL.
BREAKING: Brand new HAL-built Su-30 MKI crashes at Nasik during pre-delivery test flight. Both pilots ejected safely.
Here's HAL's statement on today's pre-delivery Su-30MKI crash at Nashik.
#HAL says crashed #Sukhoi was piloted by Wg Cdr Prashant Nair accompanied by Sqn Ldr L Biswal (Flight Test Engineer). Both ejected safely. Board of Investigation has been ordered to find out the exact cause.
Wg Cdr Prashant Nair (extreme right) who ejected to safety in today's #Sukhoi crash in Nashik. He is currently on deputtation from #IAF to #HAL. Wg Cdr Nair piloted the #Sukhoi that test-fire the air version of #BrahMos in March this year for the first time.
Here's the video of both pilots ejecting following the crash of #Sukhoi Su-30MKI in Nashik. The video is being taken by onlookers on mobile.
A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday crashed in Patta Jatian village in Jawali area of Kangra district. Confirming the crash, Kangra Superintendent of Police (SP) Santosh Patial said that the crash occurred around 1.30 pm. The aircraft had taken off from the Pathankot air base in Punjab, he said.