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The incident happened near Indian Air Force base in Tezpur of Assam’s Sonitpur district on Thursday evening
The incident happened near Indian Air Force base in Tezpur of Assam’s Sonitpur district on Thursday evening|Facebook
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Assam: Sukhoi Su-30 aircraft crashes near Tezpur, pilots injured 

Both pilots eject from aircraft, rescued; court of inquiry to ascertain cause of accident that happens near Indian Air Force base in Sonitpur district

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The crash took place at Saikia Chuburi near Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district on Thursday evening
The crash took place at Saikia Chuburi near Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district on Thursday evening
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Guwahati: Two pilots were rescued after the Sukhoi Su-30 they were flying in crashed near the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district on Thursday evening.

According to reports, locals of Tezpur woke up to a loud noise around 8.15 pm. Unaware of what was happening, they rushed to the spot only to find that a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter plane had crashed near Milanpur in Tezpur.

The two pilots, however, managed to eject moments before the crash and are said to be safe.

"Today evening, a Su-30 aircraft on a routine training mission from Tezpur crashed in the local flying area. Both pilots ejected safely from the aircraft and have been rescued. A court of inquiry will ascertain cause of the accident," said a defence PRO source.

The crash took place at Saikia Chuburi near Tezpur. The fighter aircraft took off from Salonibari Air Force Station in Sonitpur on a routine training mission from Tezpur.

The fighter aircraft took off from Salonibari Air Force Station in Sonitpur on a routine training mission from Tezpur
The fighter aircraft took off from Salonibari Air Force Station in Sonitpur on a routine training mission from Tezpur
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