Indian Air Force lost 40 planes, 45 lives in 3 years: Antony

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  1. Someoneforyou

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    Indian Air Force lost 40 planes, 45 lives in 3 years: Antony
    India - 23 February 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 40 aircraft in different accidents in which 45 people were killed in the last 3 years, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

    "During the last three years (February 1, 2008 to February 17, 2011), 16 pilots, 24 service personnel and five civilians have died in 40 air crashes reported in Indian Air Force (IAF) in the last three years," Defence Minister A K Antony said while replying to a written question.

    The Defence Minister said every accident was thoroughly investigated by a Court of Inquiry (CoI) to ascertain the cause of the accident and remedial measures are taken accordingly to check their recurrence.

    "IAF has taken various measures relating to strengthening the aviation safety organisation, streamlining of accident reporting procedure to identify vulnerable areas and institute remedial measures to reduce aircraft accidents," he added.

    On the collision of the Navy's frigate INS Vindhyagiri off Mumbai harbour, he said "a Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy. The reason for the collision and details of damage sustained and losses suffered will be established on completion of the Board of Inquiry", Antony said.

    On the recent crash involving an Indian army helicopter near Nasik on February 2, the Defence Minister said "the loss to private property and to the government will be ascertained in the CoI."



    Source: Zee News
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    That is a MOST shocking assertion - 40 A/C and 45 Lives! in 3 years! Flying Coffins indeed. I wonder how many were Migs and how many were soviet era Helis. And even then GOI is taking forever to choose replacement A/C in the MMRCA deals.
     
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    It takes 10+ years (and counting) just to finalise a deal of 126 a/c's and it takes 3 years to crash 40 a/c's.
    Oh boy !
     
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    You can probably lay the blame for these 45 deaths directly for the paralysis in fast decision making by the MOD and GOI.
    The 20 year delay in getting trainer aircraft coupled with out-of-date aircraft.

    15 Airforce personnel a Year !!!

    My God...what a staggering number indeed. they should line up and shoot these incompetent beaurocrats.
    No other air-force or country would ever accept these types of disgraceful numbers.


    I wonder if the beaurocrats who are involved in never ending negotiations for arms deals ever factor in the cost of delaying an acquistion.
    If you are losing an average of 15 pilots a year.....what is the cost of training and lost aircraft. You would be better off paying a higher price to get newer safer and easier to fly planes and trainers than sustaining such a high number of deaths.

    Life is worth shit in India !
     
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    Actually in 3 years 16 pilots died. But it is truly a disgusting number. MoD should be ashamed.
     

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