Pilot ejects as Indian MiG-27 crashes

Discussion in 'Foreign Relations' started by nia, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. nia

    nia Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    0
    An Indian air force MiG-27 ground attack aircraft crashed in Rajasthan, western India, on Wednesday according to the IANS news agency. The pilot ejected safely.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    More...
     
  2.  
  3. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    2,783
    Location:
    Gangtok, Sikkim, India
    THank goodness he's alive.. we are anyway buying new jets. It is the pilot's life that matters. :happy_8:
     
  4. maomao

    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    4,498
    Likes Received:
    4,145
    MMRCA: 10yrs to decide and evaluate which Aircraft to buy?? Man these babus, GOI, middlemen, defense procurement teams are shamelessly corrupt!

    No doubt they don't want Indian goods even if they beat foreign goods hands-down!
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  5. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,397
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    Important thing, no one died. Hopefully this will serve as a lesson and speed up the process for replacements. MiG-27 beyond 2015 is asking for the next flying-coffin saga.
     
  6. Rage

    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    5,410
    Likes Received:
    971
    This is the eighth mishap so far this year. Of the eight, the Mig-27 have been involved in four. This is not good at all, for the Mig-27 has typically had a better service record than the Mig-21.

    Besides, what happened to them grounding the entire fleet in February to 'inspect' for damages and malfunctions? Wasn't that supposed to have pre-empted these? Funny, how the Mig-27 suffers its worst year after a military-industrial corporation completes an upgrade program on it.
     
  7. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,397
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    These issues didn't start happening until HAL screwed up the engine overhaul. For some reason, they didn't manufacture a proper low pressure turbine blade. I would have grounded the fleet and waited for replacements from Russia, even if they had to build them from scratch. Apparently HAL can't be trusted to do it right.
     

Share This Page