Sukhoi 30 MKi crashes in Tezpur, pilots safe

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HT Correspondent

TEZPUR, Aug 8:One Jet fighter (Sukhoi 30 MKi) crashed in a paddy field at Milanpur area near here at around 8.30 pm on Wednesday, Defence sources here said.

However, the two pilots got safely ejected. One pilot sustained leg injury. Locals who were witnessing the incident immediately took the two pilots to Army Base Hospital for treatment.

The name of the two pilots and from where the Jet fighter took off are yet to be confirmed officially.

Defence spokesperson Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande said the fighter Jet Su-30 MKI, was on a routine training mission at around 8 pm. The plane crashed one km ahead of Milanpur Hospital. Meanwhile, the IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident, sources added.

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