A Sukhoi-30 and Mirage 2000 aircraft crashed in the Pahadgarh area of Morena in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
According to news agency ANI, the aircraft- a Sukhoi-30 was carrying two pilots and the Mirage 2000 was carrying one pilot during the time of the crash. Initial reports suggest 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, according to Defence sources. An IAF court of inquiry will establish whether the accident happened due to a mid-air collision or not.
Morena’s additional superintendent of police Rai Singh Narwariya said, “An air force team is reaching the spot to confirm about the plane and number of people present in it. Police found a hand near the plane.”
According to reports, the two aircraft had taken off from the Gwalior air base where, an exercise was going on.
Further information is awaited.
(With Inputs From ANI)