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Indian Military Aircraft Mishaps and Crashes.

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by MilSpec, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog IDF NewBie

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    Do they get parachute operation training at this stage?
  2. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

    Mar 15, 2011
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    Noo, But the ejection drill is practiced before each flight. Once you pull the ejection handle, everything else is automatic from ejection to drogue deployment to main parachute opening to seat separation.
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  3. rockstar

    rockstar 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Which jets?
  4. Hindustani78

    Hindustani78 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Ministry of Defence
    24-November, 2017 18:41 IST
    IAF Kiran MK-IA Aircraft Crashes

    A Kiran MK-IA basic trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed minutes after it took off from Air Force Station Hakimpet on 24 Nov 17 at around 1415 hrs. It was on a routine training mission for the trainee pilot.

    It crashed around 35 miles North East of the base. The trainee pilot ejected safely and landed on the ground with minor injuries. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.


    IAF Kiran’s engine developed a technical snag a few minutes after it took off from Hakimpet Airforce station on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

    india Updated: Nov 24, 2017 16:59 IST

    A woman pilot ejected safely from a training aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Friday after it burst into flames mid-air and crashed into agricultural fields in Telangana’s Siddipet district, a defence ministry official said.

    The pilot, identified as Rashi Rahen, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Siddipet hospital in an ambulance by the local authorities at Duddeda village, about 90km from Hyderabad.

    Defence ministry spokesperson G Surendra Babu said IAF Kiran’s engine developed a technical snag a few minutes after it took off from Hakimpet Airforce station on the outskirts of Hyderabad. A fire broke out in its engine and thick smoke started emanating soon after, he added.

    “Sensing the danger, the pilot immediately ejected out of the aircraft and landed in the fields. Soon, the aircraft burst into flames and crashed into the fields. The engine was totally burnt and the parts of the aircraft were strewn around the area,” Babu said.

    Rahen was the only pilot in the aircraft.

    A similar aircraft was involved in an accident in September and the pilot ejected safely using a parachute in state’s Medchal district. There was no damage as there were no houses or people at the place where the airplane crashed.

    Two pilots were killed in March 2010 after a Kiran MK-II plane, which was part of the ‘Sagar Pawan’ aerobatic team participating at the India Aviation show, crashed into a building in Hyderabad.


    IAF trainee pilot Rashi Rehna being treated at Medak, Telangana. | Photo Credit: Mohd Arif


    An Indian Air Force (IAF) trainee pilot, Rashi Rehna, had a narrow escape when the trainer aircraft, Kiran, that she was flying blew up at Duddeda village in Kondapaka mandal of Siddipet around 2 p.m. on Friday.

    Sources said, when the accident took place, parts of the aircraft, which took off from the Hakimpet Air Force Station, fell to the ground like fire balls and were scattered over the forest area adjacent to Rajiv Rahadrai leading to the district headquarters.

    Passersby on the State highway had a narrow escape as some burning pieces of the aircraft fell on the road. Senior police officials, including Commissioner of Police S. Siva Kumar, rushed to the spot and examined the situation. Two helicopters from Hakimpet Air Force Station shifted the injured pilot to the air force station. It was reported that the trainee pilot, who escaped with the help of a parachute, suffered a leg injury. She was initially admitted to the Siddipet government hospital and then shifted to Hakimpet.

    According to a release by G. Surendra Babu, Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Defence, the aircraft, on a routine training mission, crashed around 50 km from the Hakimpet Air Force Station. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) was ordered into the accident.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
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