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Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft crashes near Pune, pilots eject safely

An IAF spokesperson said that both the pilots ejected safely before the crash.

By: Press Trust of India | Pune |
Updated: October 14, 2014 8:42:34 pm
The crash took place at about 5.30 pm near the Kolwadi village about 25 km from Pune city. The crash took place at about 5.30 pm near the Kolwadi village about 25 km from Pune city.

A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at village Theoor near Pune this evening, police said.

Both the pilot and the co-pilot were safe, Pune rural police superintendent Manoj Lohiya said.

The jet came down on a grassy patch of land near village Theoor and there were no casualties or damage to any property on the ground either, police said.

Top Air Force and police officials rushed to the spot from where the pilots who ejected in time were taken to safety, police said.

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A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Pune on Tuesday. (Source: Express photo) A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Pune on Tuesday. (Source: Express photo)

No details about the crash and possible reason for it were released by the Southern Command office here. A similar crash involving Sukhoi 30 had occurred near Pune about two years ago. The IAF base has a squadron of Sukhoi fighter jets.

 

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