The frontline fighter jet Sukhoi-30 MKI, one of which was under-production crashed today in Maharashtra’s Nashik.
However, no casualties have been reported yet.
It is learnt that both the pilots timely ejected safely.
The Sukhoi Su-30MKI was an under-production aircraft of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
This means that it was not yet handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
It need be mentioned that the Indian Air Force has inducted around 240 of the 272 Sukhoi-30MKIs contracted from Russia for $12 billion.
Most of these were produced by HAL under licence.
The Sukhoi Su-30 MKI is a Russian-made twin-engine fighter meant for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface missions.
The first of the Su-30 planes were inducted by the IAF in the late 1990s. Since then, at least six crashes have taken place. Probes into the accidents have indicated mostly technical failure.>