Sukhoi 30 MKI to Resume Operations in a Week: Indian Air Force Chief

Indian Air Force’s frontline jet fighter fleet consisting of Sukhoi 30, which was grounded post-crash near Pune, will be back in action in a weeks’ time.

Air Force Chief Arup Raha said that the findings of a Court of Inquiry into the crash are being finalized.

Recently crashed Su-30 MKI in Pune, India

Recently crashed Su-30 MKI in Pune, India

Last time, the Russian-made aircraft was grounded in 2009 when its operation was suspended about three weeks after an accident.

On October 14, there was an accident in which pilot seats were fired automatically over Pune. The inquiry is in progress and is expected to be complete soon as the findings are being finalized. The Indian air chief further said that SU-30 would fly very soon.

SU 30 is a “huge and complicated project” under which India is to acquire 270 plus aircraft from Russia.
Source: The Times of India

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