Two Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter aircraft crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena Saturday morning with initial reports suggesting no casualties.
A Sad accident of plane crash have happened in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. 2 Air force planes crashed in Muraina and a charted aircraft crashed in Bharatpur.#planecrash pic.twitter.com/kVqN2Crb4Z
— Divya Dhar (@DivyaDhar15) January 28, 2023
Reports indicated that a Sukhoi-30 carrying two pilots and a Mirage 2000 carrying one pilot crashed earlier today with the IAF still ascertaining whether it was a mid-air collision or not.
Reports said that the two pilots are safe while an IAF team is reaching the spot soon in a chopper to ascertain the condition of the third pilot. An IAF court of inquiry will establish whether the accident happened due to a mid-air
Saturday morning,a major accident ,happened #Morena district, #MadhyaPradesh.2 fighter jets crashed there almost simultaneously.1 is a #Mirage2000 other is #Sukhoi30. #IndianAirForce investigating whether planes collided head-on or others reasons.. pic.twitter.com/4j9Ttbilhv
— Kaustuva Ranjan Gupta (@GuptaKaustuva) January 28, 2023
It is believed that Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is in touch with Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari to gather details on the crash.
Earlier reports confirmed that a charter plane fell down in Bharatpur in Rajasthan, however more details were awaited as officials at the spot were unsure if the plane was a military or a civilian craft.
(With ANI inputs)