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Sukhoi-30MKI Fighter Jet Crashes in Barmer, 3 injured, Pilots Eject Safely

A Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured.

Pranay Upadhyay | News18.com

Updated:March 15, 2017, 5:19 PM IST
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Jaipur/ New Delhi: A Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured.

However, both the pilots of the twin-engine aircraft ejected safely.

"The Sukhoi aircraft crashed near Barmer while on a routine training sortie. Both the pilots ejected safely," Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

Additional SP Barmer Rameswhar Lal said the crash occurred near Shivkar village in Sadar police station area.

The police were informed about the incident at around 2.50 pm following which policemen and officials from the district administration rushed the spot. IAF officials also rushed the spot.

Rajasthan: Sukhoi-30MKI crashes in Shivkar Kudla village in Barmer. Both pilots ejected safely

Three villagers received injuries in the incident and have been admitted in the district hospital.

Those who were injured were identified as Narayan Ram, his daughter-in-law Dalluram and 14-year old-grandson Hanumanram.

Their condition is stated to be stable, SHO Kotwali Bhanwar Lal said.

Some of the thatched houses in the hamlets were also damaged in the incident, Circle Officer Barmer O P Ujjawal said.

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| Edited by: Bijaya Das
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