Indian Air Force Third Crashed Su-30MKI

The two-person crew of an Indian air force Sukhoi Su-30MKI ejected safely before the strike aircraft crashed near Pune in western India on 13 December.

Sources have said initial indications point to a failure involving the aircraft's fly-by-wire flight control system. The air force has established a court of inquiry to investigate the factors behind the accident.

The mishap is the third crash to have involved the Su-30MKI in Indian service since 2009. All of the aircraft lost had been assembled locally by Hindustan Aeronautics.


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