2 Indian fighter jets crash, killing pilot
NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Indian air pressure jets crashed within the central state of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday, killing one pilot, officers stated.
The Indian air pressure stated on Twitter the plane have been on routine operational coaching mission. One of many three pilots concerned sustained deadly accidents, and an inquiry has been ordered to find out the reason for the accident.
It added the accident occurred close to Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh state. The air pressure didn’t title the plane concerned within the crash, however native media reported they have been the Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000 fighter jets.
Photographs from the crash web site confirmed plumes of black smoke and flames rising from the particles of the plane.
Two pilots managed to eject safely, however it isn’t clear whether or not the planes collided, Adarsh Katiyar, further director basic of police, instructed the Press Belief of India information company.
Madhya Pradesh’s chief minister tweeted that the native administration will assist the air pressure with rescue and reduction efforts.