IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft goes missing near China border

May 23, 2017, 5:13 pm
Tezpur (Assam): A Sukhoi-30 fighter plane of Indian Air Force (IAF) is  missing as it   on its way from  Tezpur  salonibari air force station near the Indo China border  on a routine  sortie and lost its radar  contact after 60 km  on air distance .
One crew member and one pilot on board  the fighter plane during its sortie this morning at a 10.30 am and after one hour  the IAF  Tezpur air base  could not establish  any  contact with the fighter plane , sonitpur deputy commissioner Manoj Kumar Deka told  www.southasiaviews.com .  
Defence spokesperson Sombit Ghosh told  this correspondent that the SU -30 was  airborne from Tezpur  salonibari today on a routine training  mission and it lost  Radar and Radio contact  approximately  60 km north of Tezpur . He said that the aircraft is overdue and actions have been initated.
Sonitpur deputy commissioner has  instructed  all sub divisions in  Biswanath district and in bordering Arunachal Pradesh  to share any  information  available about the missing  fighter plance .
The country’s frontline aircraft SU-30 MKI was inducted in Tezpur air base by the former  IAF Vice –Chief Air Marshal P.K.Borbora  during his tenure in June 15 ,2009  . At present Tezpur have strength of two squadrons of  SU-30 aircraft .
 On May 19, 2015  one SU-30 aircraft  had crashed during routine training and the two pilots on board  ejected safely  and the aircraft  crashed in a nearby paddy field  injuring one woman which the first incident In India's Northeast . The sukhoi's especially   fly on the international border with China  along eastern and western Arunachal Pradesh.During  the last three days  night flying was continuing  on the skies of  Tezpur  and its adjoining areas  as part of their routine training exercise.

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