IAF Su-30MKI Crashes, Pilots Eject

The Indian Air Force lost another Su-30MKI this afternoon, its third in less than three years. The aircraft took off from the Lohegaon air base at Pune at 12.45pm, and crashed shortly thereafter. Both pilots ejected safely. The IAF lost its first Su-30 in April 2009, in which both pilots ejected, though one succumbed to injuries sustained during ejection. The second crashed in November 2009, with both pilots punching out safely.

Photo / IAF UAV grab at Exercise Vayu Shakti

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