Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Indian MiG-23UB twin-seat training aircraft crashes in Jodhpur’s Balesar

An Indian Air Force MiG-23UB twin-seat training aircraft has crashed in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur in the second such incident reported in 48 hours. Both pilots ejected safely before the aircraft went down in the Balesar area.

According to Indian media, one MiG-23 UB trainer crashed approx 60kn from Jodhpur while on a routine training mission. Both pilots ejected safely.

On Tuesday, an Air Force chopper, an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) involved in flood rescue, went missing in a deep ravine in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Reports suggested that its debris was spotted yesterday but the Air Force has not confirmed it. The helicopter had been on multiple sorties to evacuate people stranded after massive landslides caused by heavy rain in Arunachal Pradesh.

In May, two pilots died after a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet crashed near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

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