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Pilot safe as MiG-21 crashes in Haryana (Lead, Changing Dateline)


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Dec 2 (IANS) An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter crashed in Haryana's Sirsa district Friday following a technical snag but the pilot managed to eject moments before the ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old twins from Jammu co-pilot IAF microlite


March 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), March 13 (IANS) Swapnil and Swapnila, seven-year-old brother-sister twins from Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday created history by becoming the first children from the state to co-pilot a microlite ... Read more...

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Human error, faulty design behind Saras crash: probe


April 22nd, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) Wrong selection of mode switch or failure to re-start the engine during the flight trial of the faultily designed light transport aircraft Saras led to its crash March ... Read more...

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MiG-27 crashes in West Bengal, pilot killed (Lead)


February 16th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in West Bengal Tuesday, defence ministry officials said. The pilot was killed in the accident. The fighter ... Read more...

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MiG-27 crashes in West Bengal, pilot killed


February 16th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in West Bengal Tuesday, defence ministry officials said. The pilot was killed in the accident. The fighter ... Read more...

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Sukhoi fighter jets back in the sky


December 7th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's frontline fighter jets Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, which were grounded nearly a week ago after a crash, resumed flying Monday, an official said. "The Sukhoi ... Read more...

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Second Sukhoi crashes within an year, pilots safe (Second Lead)


November 30th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) In the second accident involving the frontline Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) this year, one of the Russian-origin combat jets crashed Monday near Jaisalmer ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe (Lead)


November 30th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) In the second accident involving the frontline Sukhoi-30MKI of the Indian Air Force (IAF) this year, one of the Russian-origin combat jets crashed Monday near Jaisalmer ... Read more...

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19 army trekkers rescued from Himachal heights (Lead)


September 14th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) Nineteen trekkers from the Indian Army have been rescued from Himachal Pradesh's tribal Lahaul and Spiti district after being stranded in high altitude slopes due to untimely ... Read more...

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Systems failure caused Sukhoi Su-30 crash: Antony


July 22nd, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The crash of an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 combat jet in Rajasthan this April, the first accident involving the plane since it was inducted ... Read more...

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This IAF pilot chased the sun’s shadow


July 21st, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) For an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot chasing a target at Mach 2.5 or more than twice the speed of sound and yet not managing to ... Read more...

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IAF role in study of solar eclipse has been on since 1995


July 21st, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): The Indian Air Force has always had an essential role in the scientific study of total solar eclipse and since 1995, it has been assisting Government's Department ... Read more...

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Sukhoi Su-30 jet crash raises heat in Rajya Sabha (Lead)


July 8th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The crash of an Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 combat jet in Rajasthan this April, the first accident involving the plane since it was inducted 12 ... Read more...

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Black box of crashed Sukhoi combat jet badly damaged: Minister


July 8th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The black box of an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 combat jet that crashed in April has been "badly damaged" and efforts are underway to ... Read more...

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Sukhoi’s flight data recorder sent to London for analysis


May 27th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sent the flight data recorder of a frontline Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat jet to Britain and its ejection chip to the ... Read more...

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Sukhois resume flying, nearly a month after crash


May 25th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The frontline Sukhoi Su-30 MKI combat jets of the Indian Air Force have resumed flying nearly a month after the entire fleet was grounded following the ... Read more...

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Russian experts summoned as IAF’s Sukhoi fleet still grounded


May 5th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has summoned Russian experts to inspect its fleet of frontline Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat jets following the crash of one ... Read more...

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A day after Sukhoi crash, fleet grounded, checks underway


May 1st, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A day after a frontline Sukhoi Su-30 combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in the first such accident since the plane was inducted ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force jet crashes, one killed


April 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) One person was killed when a frontline Su-30MKI combat jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed while on a routine training mission in Rajasthan, an official ... Read more...

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IAF loses two aircraft in a day, pilot killed (Third Lead, Changing dateline)


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost two planes Wednesday, with a jet aircraft of the Surya Kiran aerobatic display team crashing in Karnataka, killing its pilot Wing ... Read more...

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IAF jet crashes, pilot killed (Second lead)


January 21st, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 21 (IANS) A jet aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Surya Kiran aerobatic display team crashed at Bidar in north Karnataka Wednesday, killing its pilot Wing Commander R.S. Dhaliwal, ... Read more...

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IAF jet trainer crashes in Karnataka, pilot killed (Lead)


January 21st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A Surya Kiran jet trainer of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during a routine flight in Bidar town in Karnataka Wednesday morning, killing the pilot, Wing Commander ... Read more...

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Tejas on its maiden flight breaks sound barrier


June 17th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, June 17 (ANI): The much-awaited maiden flight of Tejas Limited Series Production aircraft (LSP-2) took place at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport. This is the second time that a Tejas ... Read more...

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Second Tejas aircraft breaks sound barrier on maiden flight


June 17th, 2008 - 7:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 16 (IANS) The second indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas flew at supersonic speed on its maiden test flight over Bangalore skies Monday evening. "This is the second time ... Read more...

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Air Chief Major flies helicopter Dhruv in Bangalore


November 15th, 2007 - 11:35 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Nov 15 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major today flew Dhruv, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), which was powered by the Shakthi engine, here today. The flight, ... Read more...

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