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Indian Su-30MKI fighter jet crashed during a test flight

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet of India’s air force crashed in Maharashtra on 27 June 2018.

According to local media, Su-30MKI in an open farm field near Pimpalgaon Baswant town in Nashik, Maharashtra on Wednesday.

The IAF jet Sukhoi Su-30MKI was carrying only two pilots when it crashed in Wavi-Tushi village around 11 am on Wednesday, and both the pilots ejected on time and are safe, police said. They have been rushed for medical care.

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The cause of the crash is speculated to be a technical failure in the aircraft, although it can only be confirmed after primary investigations. A team has been sent to the scene to look into the incident.

At least eight Sukhoi-30MKIs have crashed since they were inducted. The IAF has inducted around 240 of the 272 Sukhoi-30MKIs contracted from Russia for $12 billion, the bulk of them produced by HAL under licence.

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