Thursday, December 3, 2009

Indian air force grounds fighter jets after crash

All 100 such planes have been grounded as the IAF carries out "precautionary checks" following the crash.

Two crew members managed to eject from the Russian-designed Sukhoi-30MKI just before the crash on Monday.

Last month Indian President Pratibha Patil rode in a Sukhoi jet, becoming the first Indian woman to do so.

Monday's crash was the second such incident involving a Sukhoi fighter jet this year. The air force is believed to have sought assistance from Russia for this investigation, the Times of India reported.

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