The Indian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed that the black box of a Mirage 2000 and a part of the flight data recorder of a Sukhoi-30MKI jet have been found from the wreckage of the two combat aircraft that crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district on Saturday. The black box of the Mirage aircraft was found in the Pahargarh area of Morena, and a part of the Sukhoi aircraft’s black box was also found, but the remaining part of the recorder might have fallen in Bharatpur, according to Morena Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Bagri.
The IAF, police, and other departments are currently searching for the remaining part of the Sukhoi aircraft’s flight data recorder. A black box, also known as a flight data recorder, is an electronic recording device placed in an aircraft and is of vital importance in the investigation of flight accidents. The wreckage of the Sukhoi-30 also fell in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.
The two fighter jets were on a training mission when they crashed, resulting in the death of a wing commander while two other pilots ejected safely. Experts suggest that the two fighter jets suffered a mid-air collision, but there has been no official comment on it from the IAF.
Morena Collector Ankit Asthana said that the debris of both aircraft fell in the Pahargarh area of the district. Some debris also fell in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur, which borders Madhya Pradesh, he said on Saturday.
The IAF has ordered a high-level probe into the accident. The pilot of the Mirage aircraft, identified as Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi, died in the accident. The two pilots of the Sukhoi aircraft managed to eject and were taken to a military hospital.
Both the jets had taken off from the Gwalior Air Force station, which has squadrons of both Sukhoi-30MKIs and the Mirage 2000 jets. The incident is a tragic reminder of the risks and sacrifices made by the pilots of the Indian Airforce for the safety and protection of the country.
The Hindustan Herald Is Your Source For The Latest In Business, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Breaking News, And Other News. Please Follow Us On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, And LinkedIn To Receive Instantaneous Updates. Also Don’t Forget To Subscribe Our Telegram Channel @heraldhindustan