Two fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force fell victim to an accident on Saturday in Morena, Madhya Pradesh. A pilot has died in this incident. Eyewitnesses of the incident say that they heard the sound of an explosion, when they came out and saw a ball of fire falling on the ground. After that two people were seen descending by parachute in the dense forest nearby, who were later taken to Gwalior by an IAF helicopter.
Explain that a Sukhoi 30MKI and a Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed during routine training in the morning. In this, two pilots of Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft managed to get out safely. The debris of both the planes fell in the Pahargarh area, 75 km from the district headquarters, while some parts also fell in Bharatpur in the neighboring state of Rajasthan.
Eyewitnesses of this accident say that the people who reached the spot took out both the pilots from the bush and made them lie on the ground in a safe place. After this the Air Force helicopter arrived and he was taken to Gwalior for treatment. Both the aircraft had taken off from Gwalior on a routine training mission.
Eyewitnesses said that the wreckage of both the planes was scattered in an area of 500-800 meters about four kilometers from Pahargarh and had caught fire. The people around tried to extinguish the fire in both the planes by pouring soil. After the incident, around 1,500 people from 15 villages reached the spot.
The sarpanch of the village saw the incident, said – the pilot landed in the bushes with a parachute
Sarpanch of Pahargarh Shailendra Shakya told the media at the spot that I was standing here with some people. We heard a loud bang in the sky. After this, saw that fire-like balls were coming down. Some of them have fallen on the way to the forest and some have fallen on the other side in Bharatpur.
Sarpanch said that we saw two parachutes coming down. We waited for 15 to 20 minutes for both of them to get down. Both the parachutes fell in the bushes and both the pilots were injured. We took them out from the bushes and made them lie on the ground. In some time, an IAF helicopter arrived and took both the pilots to Gwalior.
A mutilated body was lying near the debris, claims an eyewitness
Sarpanch Shailendra Shakya claimed that a mutilated body with hands chopped off was found near the debris. After this, local and Indian Air Force officials reached the spot and started a search operation. Veeru, a resident of Pahargarh, told that he was near the spot around 10.30 am. He saw an aircraft engulfed in flames.
He said that smoke was also seen at a place about five kilometers away. After this he reached the spot and tried to douse the fire with mud. Veeru said that the sarpanch had informed the police and fire department about the incident after the incident.
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