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Two IAF fighter jets crash, one pilot killed

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NEW DELHI: A Sukhoi Su-30 (carrying 2 pilots) and a Mirage 2000 (operated by one pilot) belonging to Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed after colliding in mid-air while drilling South of the Capital on Saturday (28th of January, 2023) claiming life of one pilot.

According to details both the fighter jets commenced their journeys in the morning from Gwaloir Air Base (in Madhya Pradesh) and crashed while performing the routine operational flying training mission.

The authorities, who are attempting to figure out the reason behind the tragedy, informed that one pilot sustained fatal injuries while other two, found injured in the Padargarh forests, have been rescued by IAF chopper.

Sukhoi Su-30
Mirage 2000

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.