- Jet goes missing near Assam's Tezpur while on routine sortie: sources
- Last contact made around 11:30 am
- Tezpur Air force station is located 172 km from the China border
They said the plane took off around 9:30 am and went missing near the Doulasang area of Arunachal Pradesh, which is a border area adjoining China. The last contact was with the pilots was around 11:30 am when the aircraft was nearly 60 km north of Tezpur.
The Tezpur Air Force station is located 172 km from the China border.
A search is on for the aircraft, said Sonitpur district Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Deka.
The Sukhoi Su-30 is a Russian-made, twin-engine fighter meant for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. The first of the Su-30 planes were inducted by the IAF in the late 1990s.
In March this year, a Sukhoi-30 aircraft had crashed near an air base in Rajasthan's Barmer. Both pilots had ejected to safety.
With inputs from PTI
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