Sukhoi 30, IAF fighter jet crashes in Barmer, Rajasthan, injures 3

A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured.

PTI March 15, 2017 18:33:48 IST
Sukhoi 30, IAF fighter jet crashes in Barmer, Rajasthan, injures 3

Jaipur: A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured. Both the pilots 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.

Sukhoi 30 IAF fighter jet crashes in Barmer Rajasthan injures 3

Remnants of the Sukhoi jet in a Barmer village. PTI

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.

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 OP Ujjawal said.

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