MiG-29 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing

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    MiG-29 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 09:44

    Shimla: A MiG-29 fighter jet of the India Air Force crashed in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

    The jet crashed in Keylong, reports said.

    Reports said the pilot of the jet, which was on its way to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, is missing.

    More details are awaited.......

    MiG-29 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing
     
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    well earlier it was mig 21s but now mig 29
     
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    hope the Pilot is safe.
    one more MiG down............
     
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    An AHL crashed today too.

    As an outsider, I can not believe the high rate of accidents continues. This problem must be difficult to solve, but is it impossible? What measures are they taking, do they have a time bound systematic plan to turn around the statistics down to developing nations level, forget developed? Whats the chance they will come out with a white paper or is it national security sensitive data?

    This is where I smell massive corruption and incompetence in the armed forces. Its all OK to cheer on the armed forces, but accountability is a core part of being patriotic.
     
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    Lets Hope For The Best..
     
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    Mods, I posted the same news under air crash notification thread. Please merge both topics.
     
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    There's a specific thread for posting air-crash news. All air-crash news go under this thread. Please post accordingly and don't create new threads unnecessarily. http://defenceforumindia.com/military-analysis/1546-military-air-crash-notification-thread-22.html

    There's a search option given for this purpose. Use it.
     
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    How many dilliwalas are on dfi ? 4 ?
     
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    Aren't the MiG-29s supposed to undergo major upgrades? Are these the same batch of MiG-29s that caused so much trouble to IAF over the last 30 years?
    About time we got MMRCA and started replacing all the old MiGs,
     
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    Indian Air Force finds remains of pilot of crashed MiG

    NEW DELHI: IAF has finally found the remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 that crashed in the mountainous Lahaul-Spiti area of Himachal Pradesh on October 18 after mounting one of the largest search operations in recent years.

    The remains of Squadron Leader Dharmendra Singh Tomar, who apparently failed to eject, were found in the wreckage of the fighter near Kherot village in the Chokhang hills at an altitude of 15,000-17,000-feet.

    "The remains have been sent for medical and forensic examination. The family members of the ill-fated pilot, who were camping at the Adampur airbase, have been informed," said an IAF official.

    As reported earlier by TOI, IAF clocked over 160 sorties for the mission, with Sukhoi-30MKIs, Jaguars, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), Cheetah and Cheetal helicopters searching the "probable areas of the crash'' with high-tech electro-optical equipment, supplemented by search operations on the ground by specially-trained and acclimatized troops.

    "Considering the remote, high-altitude, snow-clad mountainous region, at elevations extending from 15,000-feet to 20,000-feet, and the fact that no radio call was received from the pilot before the crash, made the entire effort very demanding," said the officer.

    Indian Air Force finds remains of pilot of crashed MiG - The Times of India
     

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