Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Freak Ejection: Big Twist To IAF Su-30 Crash

Big twist to the October 14 Su-30 crash story, and it's straight from the IAF itself. A statement put out by the IAF a moment ago, presumably in response to reports today that the Su-30 MKI fleet has been grounded following the crash, has actually put out a bigger story: It has hinted at a problem that caused the ejection seats unexpectedly to fire during final approach (not just after take-off as had been previously believed). Here's the full statement:

One Su-30 fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was involved in an accident on October 14, 2014 in which both ejection seats had fired whilst the aircraft was coming in to land.  The pilots were safe but the aircraft crashed about 20 Kms short of the runway.  No loss of life or damage to property was reported.  A Court of Inquiry (CoI)  had immediately been constituted to investigate the cause of accident. Meanwhile, as is the procedure in such cases, the flying of the Su-30 fleet has been temporarily suspended.  The CoI is in progress and certain specific checks are being conducted on the aircraft.  As and when the checks are complete and the Court is satisfied, the Su-30s will be put back into flying.

17 comments :

Kunal Uppal said...

Not sure if they really have been grounded though. Saw one flying right over my house a couple of days later itself. And I think it was doing over Mach1.

sudheendra said...

Time for IAF to introspect its training of pilots. If not training it has to be maintainance. Something is missing for sure!

Anand Sankar said...

Shiv,

I completely mis-read the headline at first glance ;)

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

NSR says ---

This is one of the sophisticated and complex fighter bomber...

The only way to operate them effectively and safely is to get Transfer of Technology for future design and development, manufacturing,, and maintenance...like we are doing with Brahmos...

We paid for the development of SU-30 MKI version and bought 272 planes so Russia must transfer technology...may be for a price because we did not sign for it in the beginning...

It would be unimaginable to be without this fighter in a war...

Anonymous said...

Premature ejaculation has always been a problem for pilots of this aircraft. This is no reason to ground the entire fleet.

Its an exciting aircraft to fly and it can happen to anyone.

- cujo

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Anonymous said...

You mean premature ejection I guess??

Anonymous said...

Something is wrong with that headline

Anonymous said...

What about quality of manufacturing at HAL ? Russian jets great , same jets manufactured in HAL bad. Insas rifle prototype great, factory produced full of problems. Its time we stop blaming the operator and the inventor and take a good look at the Manufacturer. OFB, HAL etc.

Anonymous said...

Shiv, DUMB headline.
It's premature if it was intended. Not accidental.

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Anonymous said...

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