close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

38 IAF planes, copters crash in last 3 yrs, 28 dead

As many as 38 Indian Air Force planes and helicopters have crashed in different incidents during the last three years killing 28 personnel, the Lok Sabha was informed today.



New Delhi: As many as 38 Indian Air Force
planes and helicopters have crashed in different incidents
during the last three years killing 28 personnel, the Lok
Sabha was informed today.

"A total of 38 accidents involving IAF planes and
helicopters have occurred during 2007-08 to 2009-10 and the
current year so far. 28 defence personnel lost their lives in
these accidents," Defence Minister A K Antony said in a
written reply.

In six of these accidents, civilian property was damaged,
he said adding all the mishaps were being probed and remedial
measures taken.

To another query, he said 21 Russian-origin MiG aircraft
crashed during the same period leaving four pilots dead.

Antony said new aircraft such as the Su-30 MKI, AWACS,
indigenous LCA and 126 multi role aircraft were being procured
and existing fleet of MiG 29, Antonov-32 and Ilyushin-76 were
being upgraded to maintain the strength of the force.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video

DNA EXCLUSIVES

Right to Privacy in digital arena

Look who's talking, Pak is greatest exporter of terror: Top 10 quotes from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UNGA

Choked cities go under: DNA examines how vanishing water bodies & green spaces causing urban sprawls to sink

Abe’s visit elevates India-Japan ties to new heights

Walking through the diverse caves of Ellora