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Indian Air Force fighter jets crash mid-air, pilot killed: see the wreckage

Indian Air Force fighter jets crash mid-air, pilot killed: see the wreckage

A plane crash of two fighter jets in India left one pilot dead and the other seriously injured.

“Two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force had an accident near Gwalior this morning. The aircraft was on a routine operational flight training mission,” said the Indian Air Force. wrote in a statement on Twitter. “One of the three pilots was fatally wounded,” he added.

“An investigation has been opened to find out the cause of the accident,” he added.

the Saturday morning crash A Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 carrying two pilots and a French-made Mirage 2000 with one pilot participated in it.

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People stand next to the wreckage of an aircraft after two Sukhoi Su-30 and Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jets crashed during an exercise in Pahadgarh district, 30 miles from Gwailor on January 28, 2023.
(AFP via Getty Images)

The planes crashed in an open area near civilians. The villagers heard an explosion-like sound and found parts of an airplane in a nearby field.

People stand next to the wreckage of an aircraft after two Sukhoi Su-30 and Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jets crashed during an exercise in Pahadgarh district, 30 miles from Gwailor on January 28, 2023.

People stand next to the wreckage of an aircraft after two Sukhoi Su-30 and Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter jets crashed during an exercise in Pahadgarh district, 30 miles from Gwailor on January 28, 2023.
(AFP via Getty Images)

While local outlets initially did not report any known fatalities, the Indian Air Force reported that Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi was mortally wounded, adding, “All air warriors and brothers stand strong with the bereaved family.”

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The BBC reported that both planes were identified after they took off from Gwalior Air Base, about 30 miles east of where they crashed. Police found a plane with the pilot injured but alive in the forests of Badargarh.

In this released photo provided by the US Air Force, an Indian Air Force Mirage waits to taxi to runway (R) as a US Air Force F-15C Eagle (L) takes off on February 13, 2004 at Gwalior Air Force Station in India.

In this released photo provided by the US Air Force, an Indian Air Force Mirage waits to taxi to runway (R) as a US Air Force F-15C Eagle (L) takes off on February 13, 2004 at Gwalior Air Force Station in India.
(Keith Brown/US Air Force via Getty Images)

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The Air Force confirmed that an Air Force team reached the second plane and found a hand near one of the crash sites, according to Hindustan Times.

The BBC said Saturday’s incident was the latest in a number of incidents that the Israeli Air Force has had to deal with in the past few months.

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Five soldiers were killed in October when their helicopter crashed near the border with China, and General Bipin Rawat, Commander of the Indian Armed ForcesHe was one of more than a dozen killed in a separate helicopter crash when the car crashed into a mountain and caught fire.