One pilot has died in a fighter jet crash in India. Photo/Hindustan Times
NEW DELHI – One pilot died after two fighter jets air Force India crashed after a mid-air collision in central India.
“The planes were on a routine operational flight training mission when the incident occurred,” the Indian Air Force said in a statement.
The two planes took off from Gwailor airbase in Madhya Pradesh, about 50km east of where their plane crashed.
The Indian Air Force has ordered an investigation into the cause of the crash.
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The crash involved a Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet carrying two pilots, and a French-made Mirage 2000, which was flown by one pilot.
Local media reports said the wreckage of the fighter jet was found in Bharatpur in Rajasthan and Morena in neighboring Madhya Pradesh.
Police officer Dharmender Gaur, at one of the places where debris was found, told AFP news agency that a pilot was found injured but alive in the Padargarh forest.
“We have found the wreckage of one of the planes,” the official said.
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