Indian Air Force Sukhoi Crashes in Nashik, Miraculous Escape for Pilots

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Nashik, 4th June 2024: A Sukhoi fighter plane of the Indian Air Force has crashed.

The crashed aircraft, identified as a Su-30 MKI fighter jet, was under the maintenance of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for routine overhauling. Today, during its operation, the plane met with an unfortunate accident. Fortunately, both pilots aboard the aircraft at the time of the crash ejected safely, with no reported injuries. Officials have confirmed the safety of the pilots.

The crash took place in the afternoon in the Shirasgaon area of Pimpalgaon, Nashik, where fortunately, no individuals were present in the vicinity at the time of the incident. Prompt action by the pilots led to their safe ejection from the aircraft using parachutes, averting any potential casualties on the ground. Responding swiftly to the emergency, the Air Force’s rescue team immediately mobilized to the crash site, focusing on extinguishing the fire engulfing the plane.

Initial speculation suggests a technical fault as the likely cause of the crash; however, official confirmation regarding the incident’s root cause is pending. The precise circumstances leading to the crash remain under investigation by authorities.