Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Nothing Wrong With MiG-29K, Indian Navy Told

The Indian Defence Minister made the following statement down today in Parliament: A Prototype MiG-29KUB (Trainer) met with an accident on 23rd June, 2011 in Russia. The aircraft belonged to Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) MiG, the manufacturer of the aircraft, and was utilized towards testing of systems and aircraft flight profiles. In this regard, RAC MiG requested the Indian Navy to temporarily suspend operation of the aircraft MiG-29K held in India pending report on the cause of accident.

A memorandum was served on 28th June, 2011 to RAC MiG to ensure that all matters on the MiG-29K aircraft of concern or requiring the attention of the Indian side be intimated on top priority without delay. Further, a detailed report on the cause of the accident has been sought from RAC MiG.

RAC MiG intimated on 28th June 2011 that based on analysis of data downloaded from the onboard flight data recorder, the Chief Designer of the MiG 29K/KUB has concluded that there were no shortcomings with regard to serviceability of aircraft systems, power plant and avionics.
RAC MiG therefore recommended the resumption of flying of MiG-29K/KUB aircraft in India without any restrictions. Further, RAC MiG has brought out in 1st week of July, 2011 that based on analysis of data from the onboard flight data recorder as well as examination of the aircraft wreckage, the investigation Board preliminarily concludes that all the aircraft systems, power plant and onboard equipment have worked normally from the beginning of the flight till collision with the ground. No destruction of airframe in the air has been noted.

There is no impact on the already concluded contract as the preliminary report of the Board, as intimated by RAC MiG, has brought out that the accident has not occurred due to failure or malfunction of aircraft systems.

11 comments :

Anup said...

One aircraft lost.It's for Indian Navy.Mig give another aircraft free of COST ??

Anonymous said...

"the accident has not occurred due to failure or malfunction of aircraft systems." then why the hell it crashed? What about the fly by wire flight control system,which was tried on Mig-29 for the first time?
If the FBW falters,then crash is every possibility, if manual controls doesn't exist, which is the case for SU-30 ,etc...It has two Engines...even if one engine stalls ,with the other engine pilot can still land...The FDR holds the secret and it can not read the minds if both the pilots wants to commit HARAKIRI!!!!Very few accidents are Cluless!!!

Anonymous said...

Alright. How the heck did it go down?

Mr. Ra said...

Then should not they mention the cause of the crash, or it has to be kept secret.

Deepak Datta said...

@ Anup 4:15PM

We did not pay for that aircraft.

Anonymous said...

Means... that they don't know... the cause/reason of the accident... not even a clue...

AJ said...

Accident was caused by Mig-29K performing complicated manouvers at an altitude lower then required ,the pilot could not pull out from it and fatally crashed.

Anonymous said...

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dexy said...

More than 80% of all crashes are caused by human error, mainly pilot error. Thus I wouldn't doubt the quality of this aircraft simply because of one crash, although, full investigation of cause is required.

Mr Singh said...

shiv g pls watch this, lying pakistani about mv suez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RNkUf1PezM

Anonymous said...

@above in the video we can clearly see they even pointed gun towards IN ship