IAF jet crashes in Madhya Pradesh, pilot safe
BHOPAL: An Indian Air Force trainer jet crashed in the Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh on approach to land at Gwalior airbase on Thursday. Pilot ejected safely. Offi als informed that the plane crashed at a farm near Babedi village.
“The aircraft was on a routine mission and was airborne from Air Force Station Gwalior,” said, offi als adding that it crashed around a few nautical miles from the base while on approach for landing.
A Court of Inquiry is being ordered to investigate the cause of accident, sources in the MoD said.
Mobile phones recorded the drtic scene as the fighter pilot parachuted into a farm, narrowly missing power lines. His jet, a Mirage-2000, lay smouldering in another field. The tail section had burrowed deep into the earth and scorched aircraft parts lay scattered everywhere, even in homes.
Su30MKI, Mirage2000, MiG21, MiG29, Gripen and all trainers have crashed. Expecting Rafael once France warranty expire. Next will be Tejas when operational.
IAF lost more fighters and pilots than all wars combined. Can such inferior IAF take on superior PLAAF and even PAK? We don't hear others crash merrily like IAF.
"A total of 27 Indian Air Force aircraft, including 15 fighter jets and helicopters, have been lost in crashes since 2016."
Modi is responsible!! Be happy , Modi baitors!
Those to whom development and good standing of the nation is unptable will say so.
Thank God our military pilot is absolutely safe
Traditional Indian culture is to make things safer and better, we should focus on that
It's good we are getting more Tejas and other aircrafts made under Make in India & Atmanirbhar Bharat. It will take time to make sure the entire fleet of aircrafts are fresh and current gen. It's not ch
This is 2nd mirage in recent months I think mirage is getting 2nd mig21, the upgrade done by the group is not good
Thank God that the pilot is alive
Don't buy more aircrafts
Please make more advanced Tejas aircraft!!
60% aircrafts in IAF are from 1980s
Mirage 2000 1984 from France
Mig 29 - Soviet Union 1986
Mirage is still better than Mig 21
0040 Pushpak Kundu
We need more Tejas
I think mirage series should be decomminsioned they are ancient AF and thank god our pilot is safe
ageing jets has to be replaced with new advanced aircraft asap.
I am so glad that the pilot survived.
Mind and Inspiration
I love IAF antique airforce, its like living museum
Pilots needs to be very skillful to fly these jets these are not equipped with latest tech
How many more jets will crash,a huge economic loss to india, series of such events,need to look into it
We still living in old days
Hope he will be recover soon
naan dhan kadavul
Iaf is loosing a minimum of 5 jets every year.. This is horrible.
Seems like the pilots are under trained.
Or the fighter jets maintained bad.
We have a huge forex reserve . We can use a tiny fraction of it to procure new aircraft on an emergency basis . Give room to Eurofighter typhoon too