Black Box of IAF’s missing Sukhoi-30 found

IAF, Sukhoi 30, Black Box, Found

A ground search and rescue party, consisting of Para (Special Forces) and Indian Air Force Garuds along with the army, reached Assam on Sunday, where Sukhoi-30 jet crashed, and recovered the aircraft’s Black Box.

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On May 23, the aircraft lost contact, following which a massive search operation was launched to track the jet.

The aircraft was later found in a heavily forested area about 60 kilometers from Tezpur in Assam, where it went missing on Tuesday.

The Russian-made jet took off around 9:30 am on a routine training sortie and went off the radar near the Arunachal Pradesh’s Doulasang area, bordering China.

The Tezpur Air Force Station is 172 km from the China border.

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The aircraft was inducted in Tezpur air base in 2009. At present, Tezpur has two squadrons of SU-30 aircraft, each comprising of 12 to 16 aircraft.

Meanwhile, a Court of Inquiry has been instituted to investigate the cause of the accident.

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