Barmer: People gather near the site in Shivkar Kudla village where an IAF Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft crashed while on a routine training sortie in Barmer district of Rajasthan on Wednesday. PTI Photo   *** Local Caption ***
Barmer: People gather near the site in Shivkar Kudla village where an IAF Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft crashed while on a routine training sortie in Barmer district of Rajasthan on Wednesday. PTI Photo *** Local Caption ***

Jaipur: A Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed near Barmer, about 550 km from here.

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie. Both pilots ejected to safety. The IAF is inquiring into the incident.

“Three persons sustained minor injuries in the incident, which happened in the afternoon. Parts of the crashed aircraft fell on three ‘kuccha’ or temporary houses,” a police officer told IANS.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in a tweet said: “News of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft crash in Barmer is extremely unfortunate. Prayers for speedy recovery of injured. Glad the pilots are safe.”

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