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Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 2/24/2012 12:00:00 AM
Top officer survives IAF Mirage-2000 crash

New Delhi : A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer and another pilot ejected safely as an Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 combat jet crashed in central India, an officer said here.

Engine failure is suspected to be the cause of the crash, the officer added.

The Mirage-2000 with the two officers had taken off from Gwalior air base in Madhya Pradesh on a routine flying-training sortie. It crashed 32 km northeast of Gwalior in the ravines of Bhind district around 12.10 p.m., he said.

"The pilots -- Air Marshal Anil Chopra and Wing Commander Ram Kumar -- who got airborne from Gwalior airbase for a routine flying-training sortie, ejected safely. There is no reported damage to civil property or life." 

India had only last year signed a $2.4-billion deal with French manufacturer Dassault Aviation for the upgrade of the 51 Mirage-2000s in the IAF fleet. The first set of aircraft are already in France for the project.

A court of inquiry was ordered by the IAF into the accident.


IAF Mirage-2000 crashes, pilots eject safely


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