IAF Sukhoi-30 aircraft crashes in Barmer, pilots safe
By FnF Defence Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 15, Mar 2017, 17:05 pm IST | UPDATED: 16, Mar 2017, 15:47 pm IST
A IAF fighter Sukhoi-30 aircraft crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan on Wednesday.
The incident occurred near Shivkar village in Sadar police station area in Barmer, Additional SP Rameshwar Lal told PTI.
“Villagers told us that the pilot ejected shortly before the crash.
Air Force officials have been informed about the incident,” he said, adding, that the crash had caused damage to a hamlet.
The plane crash incident left three villagers injured. One Narayan Ram, his daughter in law and minor grandson were injured in the crash.
They have been admitted to the district hospital, Circle Officer Barmer O P Ujjwal said.
Altogether, half-a-dozen houses in the village and two motorcycles were destroyed. The villagers said livestock also came to harm - a buffalo was burnt alive and some goats were injured.