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Wreckage of missing IAF Sukhoi-30 fighter jet located
The wreckage of IAF Sukhoi-30 fighter jet that had gone missing three days ago has been located.

The wreckage of the Su-30 was located around 60 km from Tezpur (Assam). The aircraft had taken off from IAF base in Tezpur at 10:30 am on 23rd May.

 

But the two IAF pilots that were flying the aircraft are still missing. The identity of the two pilots has still not been disclosed. The Indian Air Force has also not disclosed the ranks of the pilots. 

 

"The wreckage of the IAF Su-30 jet that went missing with two pilots onboard has been found in the thick forest around 60 km from Tezpur, Assam, where it lost radar contact with the base," an official press statement said.

 

The reasons for the crash are still unknown and with the flight data recorder still missing, ascertaining the reason of the crash has become difficult.

 

The government has deployed Army to reach the crash site and to investigate the issue but due to bad weather and incessant rains, they could not achieve much progress.

 

"Search for flight data recorder and missing crew will be perused by the ground parties after they reach the crash site. Search parties of Army are also attempting to reach the crash site by trekking cross country. However, their progress is hampered due to inclement weather, thick vegetation and steep gradient of the terrain," defence spokesman Lt Col Suneet Newton said to the New Indian Express.

 

The Indian Air Force has also ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident of the aircraft which vanished after losing radar contact within 40 minutes of taking off.

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