Last Updated: January 29, 2023, 22:42 IST
The black field of Mirage 2000 and a component of the flight knowledge recorder of Sukhoi-30MKI jet, which had crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district, have been discovered within the wreckage, an official mentioned on Sunday.
Teams of the Indian Air Force (IAF) studied and inspected a forested space of Pahargarh the place the particles of the 2 fighter jets fell on Saturday.
The two frontline fight plane of the IAF crashed throughout a coaching mission in Morena, ensuing within the loss of life of a wing commander whereas two different pilots ejected safely.
“The black field of the Mirage plane has been discovered from the wreckage in Pahargarh space of Morena. An element of the Sukhoi plane’s black field has additionally been discovered and the remaining half of the recorder might need fallen in Bharatpur,” Morena Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Bagri told PTI over the phone.
“The IAF, police and other departments are searching for the remaining part of the Sukhoi aircraft recorder,” he mentioned.
A black field, or the flight knowledge recorder, is an digital recording machine positioned in an plane and helps within the investigation of flight accidents.
Pahargarh space police inspector Dharmendra Gour mentioned the forested space the place the wreckage fell has been cordoned off.
“Even police should not being allowed within the (cordoned off) space. Officials of IAF are current there,” he said.
Media personnel are also not allowed in the area. Gour said he was not aware when asked whether the wife of the deceased pilot might come to Pahargarh and visit the wreckage site. “The IAF is handling the matter and the area,” he added.
Defence specialists have mentioned the Russian-designed Sukhoi-30MKI jet and the French Mirage-2000 presumably had a mid-air collision, however there was no official touch upon the trigger of the crash from the IAF.
Both the jets had taken off from the Gwalior Air Force station. The base has squadrons of each Sukhoi-30MKIs and the Mirage 2000 jets.
Morena Collector Ankit Asthana on Saturday mentioned the particles of each plane fell in Pahargarh space of the district and likewise in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur, which borders Madhya Pradesh.
A high-level probe has been ordered into the accident, officers earlier mentioned. While the Mirage plane’s pilot, recognized as Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi, was killed within the accident, the 2 pilots of the Sukhoi plane managed to eject and land. They had been taken to a navy hospital, they’d mentioned.
According to an aviation knowledgeable, it was the primary Mirage 2000 in addition to Sukhoi-30MKI that the IAF misplaced in a mid-air collision.
The SU-30MKI is a twin-seater fight jet, whereas the Mirage 2000, manufactured by French aerospace main Dassault Aviation, is a single-seater plane.
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