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Indian Air Force sees 30 crashes in three years

Nov 27, 2014    

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Thirty crashes of Indian Air Force aircraft in the past three years have cost the nation Rs.1,161.50 crore, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday.The main reasons behind the crashes were "human error" and "technical defects", he said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.The maximum number of crashes took place in 2011-12, when 13 aircraft were lost.In 2012-13 and 2013-14, six aircraft crashed, and so far in 2014, five crashes have already taken place.Of the aircraft that crashed, three were Su-30s, two Mirage 2000s, four Jaguars, three Mig...

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