Sukhoi-30

Sukhoi-30 jet, aircraft of Indian Air Force went missing near Indo-China Border. The plane had two pilots and lost contact with the radar before disappearing. As per the reports, the plane took off approximately at 9.30 AM on a casual training mission and went missing near Doulasan area of Arunachal Pradesh near China border.

The last contact with the plane was around 11.30 AM when the plane was nearly 60 KM north to Tezpur. Tezpur Air Force Station has located 172 km from China Border. After the last contact, the plane broke the radio as well as the radar contact.

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Rescue teams are already deployed according to the IAF sources to search the aircraft. Out of the 240 Sukhoi aircraft in the Indian Air Force, eight aircraft became the victims of accidents. Sukhoi-30 marks the eighth crash in the list. On March 15th this year, a Sukhoi-30 MKI jet crashed near Shivkar Kudla Village in Rajasthan’s Barmer district. The two pilots got ejected safely, and three villagers got injured.

Sukhoi-30 is a two-seater fighter jet and is capable of striking ground and naval surface. It is equipped with a twin cockpit and has good safety record. However, in the period of 2011-2015 three crashes are reported. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Nasik) manufactures them. The aircraft got inducted into Indian Air Force from 1997.

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