India's Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jet With 2 Pilots On Board Disappeared Near China Border

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  • 01:26 PM, May 23, 2017
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India's Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jet With 2 Pilots On Board Disappeared Near China Border
Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jet

Indian Air Force's frontline aircraft Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, which disappeared Tuesday with two pilots onboard, could likely be located near Kalaktang in West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh state of India.

The fighter could probably be found at 70°03' N n 92°30' E. The aircraft which had taken off from Tezpur air force station at Salonibari in Assam, had lost its contact at Narayanpur area in Lakhimpur district of Assam, Firstpost reported Tuesday. 

Tezpur air force station is located in Assam's Sonitpur district.

The aircraft went missing around 11 am on Tuesday, 60 kilometres north of Tezpur. The aircraft was on a routine mission. The Sukhoi SU-30 is a frontline aircraft and one of the Indian Air Force's prime fighter jets.

The region near China border was witnessing unfavourable weather when the multi-role fighter jet lost control with the ground control.


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