Indian Su-30MKI Fighter Jet Crashes During Test Sortie

Pilots reported technical snag: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 11:31 AM, June 4, 2024
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Indian Su-30MKI Fighter Jet Crashes During Test Sortie
Wreckage of IAF Su-30MKI fighter that crashed on June 4 in Maharashtra state @via X

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI fighter jet crashed in Nashik district, Maharashtra state, on Tuesday.

The incident occurred during a test sortie from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Nashik. Both pilots, who were from HAL, ejected safely before the crash.

The pilots had encountered a technical snag during the flight. However, the exact cause of the crash remains unknown and will be determined after a detailed investigation.

“A Su-30 MKI crashed while on test sortie from HAL Nashik at Sirsa gaon. Both the pilots of HAL have ejected to safety. A technical snag was reported by the pilots,” HAL confirmed on social media.

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