Sukhoi jet crashes in Pokhra, pilots safe
Defence spokesperson Col. S.D. Goswami said that the aircraft crashed at about 7.20 pm. “The aircraft was on a night-flying training mission,” Goswami said.
He said there was no reported damage to life or civil property. The spokesperson said a court of inquiry had been ordered into the crash. Sources said the aircraft was to participate in IAF’s day-night exercise ‘Iron Fist’ on February 22. They said a rehearsal of the exercise was held on Tuesday.