MADHYA PRADESH: An Indian Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 aircraft crashed in Indian state Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
The two aircraft had taken off from the Gwalior air base in Madhya Pradesh where an exercise was going on crashed near Morena area of the state.
The incident occurred in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district during a routine training mission on Saturday early morning, killing a pilot and injuring two who ejected safely.
“The aircraft were on a routine operational flying training mission. “One of the three pilots involved, sustained fatal injuries. An inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident,” the IAF said.
As per reports, there could be a possibility of a mid-air collision. However, it has not been confirmed by either the Indian Air Force or the local administration.
The possible mid-air collision between the two aircraft took place when they were flying a simulated combat mission at very high speeds.
Some debris also fell in the Bharatpur area in Rajasthan, which borders Madhya Pradesh, he added.
The two fighter jets had flown from the Gwalior airport, which also serves as an IAF base, the official said.
Meanwhile, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of devotees paid obeisance at the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Bahauddin Gunj Baksh (RA) on his Urs at Nowhatta area in Srinagar.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Urs was organised by the Intizamiya Committee of the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Bahauddin Gunj Baksh (RA).
The devotees, including a large number of women, paid obeisance and offered special prayers at the shrine which resounded with recitations of verses of Holy Quran.
On the occasion orators threw light on the life of the revered saint and also highlighted his contribution.