After a three days search operation the wreckage of the Sukhoi-30 jet that went missing with two pilots was located on Friday on the dense forest of Assam-Arunachal Pradesh. However the fate of the two pilots is not known yet.
According to Defence source the wreckage has been located near the coordinates, about 60 km north of Tezpur town in north-central Assam, where the last contact with the fighter aircraft was made.
It must be mention here that the SU-30 fighter jet had lost radar and radio contact 60km north of Tezpur in Assam. Two pilots were on-board the aircraft.
The Sukhoi Su-30 is a Russian-made, twin-engine fighter meant for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. The first of the Su-30 planes were inducted by the IAF in the late 1990s.
Since their induction, six crashes have taken place. An inquiry into the plane accidents has primarily indicated technical failure as their cause.
Earlier this month, another Sukhoi-30 MKI of the IAF crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured.