Air Force's Sukhoi Su-30 plane crashes in Pune

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Pune, Dec 13: A Sukhoi-30 MKI, India’s most advanced fighter aircraft, crashed near Pune on Tuesday (today) afternoon. Sources said that both pilots ejected safely.

According to media reports incident took place at Vadebolai near Pune around 1.30 am when SU-30 MKI took off from Pune's Lohegaon Indian Air Force base. Meanwhile, officials are trying to trace the missing pilots. 

This is the third carsh of Sukhoi, which is considered as one of the powerful aircraft in Indian Air Force (IAF). Earlier, in 2009, IAF has lost two SU-30 MKI in two different crashes in Rajasthan. The frontline Sukhoi Jet has included in IAF in 1997. 

Meanwhile, Ministry of Defence has ordered an enquiry to find out caused behind the mishap.

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