May 27, 2014: An Indian Air Force MIG 21 fighter plane crashed in an open field near Bijbihara, area of Anantnag district 45 Km from Srinagar. The pilot, Sqdn Leader Raghuvanshi, 32, was killed in the crash. A resident of Surat, he had married four years ago
March 28, 2014: IAF’s US-made C-130J Super Hercules heavy-lift cargo aircraft routine training mission crashed 115 kms west of Gwalior killing all five persons on board. The six military transport aircrafts had just been inducted in the air force at a cost of 6,000 crores one year
ago. In the past 15 decade this was the third crash of a C-130J cargo aircraft capable of very short take-off and landing on unpaved surfaces.
September 20, 2014: An Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board caught fire as it crash-landed near Chandigarh airport.
October 22, 2014: 200 odd Sukhoi Su-30s twin-engined aircrafts –almost one third of India’s fighter fleet– were grounded after a crash near Pune. Preliminary investigation revealed that the Sukhoi-30 MKI crash near Pune was due to a technical hitch and not due to human error.
This was a big blow to the IAF which has 34 operational combat squadrons, against an authorized strength of 44 squadrons of 18 fighter planes each.
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