Inquiry ordered to investigate Sukhoi-30 crash in Tezpur

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Both pilots ejected safely from the aircraft and have been rescued.

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New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Friday said that the Su-30MKI aircraft crashed in Assam's Tezpur on Thursday night after suffering a technical failure and a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident.

"On the night of August 8, while on a training mission 01 Su-30MKI aircraft suffered a technical failure and crashed. Both the pilots ejected safely. A CoI has been ordered to investigate the accident," read a post on the official Twitter handle of the Indian Air Force.

In a statement on Thursday, IAF stated, "Today evening a Su-30 aircraft on a routine training mission from Tezpur (Assam) crashed in the local flying area. Both pilots ejected safely from the aircraft and have been rescued. A Court of Inquiry will ascertain the cause of the accident."

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