Assam: Injured pilot of crashed Su-30 fighter jet shifted to Kolkata

“Wing Commander P Santra has been shifted to Kolkata. Squadron Leader Ishaan Mishra is undergoing treatment in Tezpur. Both are out of danger,”


Tezpur

Wing Commander P Santra, one of the two pilots who sustained grievous injuries following an ejection in Thursday’s crash of a Su-30 fighter jet in Assam, was shifted to Kolkata on Friday.

“Wing Commander P Santra has been shifted to Kolkata. Squadron Leader Ishaan Mishra is undergoing treatment in Tezpur. Both are out of danger,” as reported by The New Indian Express

It was learnt that both pilots had sustained multiple injuries.

It must be noted that on Thursday’s evening a  Sukhoi-30 Fighter Jet ( Su-30 aircraft )  on a routine training mission from Tezpur crashed in the local flying area.

Following the ejection, the pilots lay on the muddy field for several minutes, injured. Later, both were rescued by the locals who rushed them to a hospital in an ambulance. Subsequently, they were shifted to a military hospital in the town.

The incident comes close on the heels of an IAF’s transport aircraft crash in Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh in June. Thirteen IAF personnel, including some officers, were killed in the crash.

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