India’s Sukhoi combat jet crashes during training

Tezpur (Assam): India’s air force lost a Sukhoi combat jet today when it crashed soon after take off from an airbase here. The two pilots ejected to safety just ahead of the aircraft going down.

The Su-30 aircraft was on a routine training mission from Tezpur when it crashed in the local flying area.

“Both pilots ejected safely from the aircraft and have been rescued,” the Indian Air Force’s spokesperson Group Captain Anupam Banerjee said in a text message.

A Court of Inquiry will ascertain cause of the accident.

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