The News Scroll 15 March 2017  Last Updated at 3:23 pm | Source: PTI

Fighter plane crashes in Barmer

Fighter plane crashes in Barmer
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Barmer, Mar 15 (PTI) A fighter plane today crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan.

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.

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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.

Jaipur, Mar 15 (PTI) A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured.

Both the pilots ejected safely.

"The Sukhoi aircraft crashed near Barmer while on a routine training sortie.Both the pilots ejected safely," Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

Additional SP Barmer Rameswhar Lal said the crash occurred near Shivkar village in Sadar police station area.

The police were informed about the incident at around 2.50 PM following which policemen and officials from the district administration rushed the spot.IAF officials also rushed the spot.

Three villagers received injuries in the incident and have been admitted in the district hospital.

Those who were injured were identified as Narayan Ram, his daughter-in-law Dalluram and 14-year old-grandson Hanumanram.

Their condition is stated to be stable, SHO Kotwali Bhanwar Lal said.

Some of the thatched houses in the hamlets were also damaged in the incident, Circle Officer Barmer O P Ujjawal said.

Jaipur, Mar 15 (PTI) A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured, the sixth such plane mishap in 2016-17.

Both pilots ejected safely from the plane that crashed today.

"The Sukhoi aircraft crashed near Barmer while on a routine training sortie. Both the pilots ejected safely," Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

Additional SP Barmer Rameswhar Lal said the crash occurred near Shivkar village in Sadar police station area.

The police were informed about the incident at around 2.50 PM following which policemen and officials from the district administration rushed to the spot. IAF officials also reached the spot.

Three villagers received injuries in the incident and have been admitted in the district hospital.

The injured were identified as Narayan Ram, his daughter-in-law Dalluram and 14-year old-grandson Hanumanram. Their condition is stated to be stable, SHO Kotwali Bhanwar Lal said.

Some of the thatched houses in the hamlets were damaged in the incident, Circle Officer Barmer O P Ujjawal said.

In a separate incident related to IAF aircraft, a Chetak helicopter crash landed in the Kaushambi district in UP minutes after it took off from an airbase on the outskirts of the city this morning.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Yesterday, in a written reply to a member's question Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre had said that in the current year, five fighter jets have crashed against four in 2015-16.

He said seven jets had crashed in 2014-15 while the number was six in 2013-14.

"Main reasons for these accidents were human error and technical defect," the Minister had said.

Bhamre said every accident is throughly investigated by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) to ascertain cause of the accident and recommendations of the CoI are implemented.

Jaipur, Mar 15 (PTI) A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, leaving three villagers injured, the sixth such plane mishap in the last one year.

Both pilots ejected safely from the plane that crashed today.

"The Sukhoi aircraft crashed near Barmer while on a routine training sortie. Both the pilots ejected safely," Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

Additional SP Barmer Rameswhar Lal said the crash occurred near Shivkar village in Sadar police station area.

The police were informed about the incident at around 2.50 PM following which policemen and officials from the district administration rushed to the spot. IAF officials also reached the spot.

Three villagers received injuries in the incident and have been admitted in the district hospital.

The injured were identified as Narayan Ram, his daughter-in-law Dalluram and 14-year old-grandson Hanumanram. Their condition is stated to be stable, SHO Kotwali Bhanwar Lal said.

Some of the thatched houses in the hamlets were damaged in the incident, Circle Officer Barmer O P Ujjawal said.

In a separate incident related to IAF aircraft, a Chetak helicopter crash landed in the Kaushambi district in UP minutes after it took off from an airbase on the outskirts of the city this morning.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Yesterday, in a written reply to a member's question Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre had said that in the current year, five fighter jets have crashed against four in 2015-16.

He said seven jets had crashed in 2014-15 while the number was six in 2013-14.

"Main reasons for these accidents were human error and technical defect," the Minister had said.

Bhamre said every accident is throughly investigated by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) to ascertain cause of the accident and recommendations of the CoI are implemented.


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