27 May 2017

News Story: Wreckage of missing India Sukhoi fighter jet spotted

An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI Flanker Fighter
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet of Indian air force (IAF) was spotted after three days of continuous search, officials said Friday.

The remains have been found 60 km northwest of Tezpur city in Sonitpur district of India's northeastern state of Assam.

"The wreckage of the missing SU-30 jet was found close to the last known position of the aircraft, which was 60 km north-west of Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district," India's semi-official news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) quoted defense spokesperson at Tezpur, Lt Col Sombit Ghosh as said.

Officials said the rescue teams were yet to reach the spot which is inside forest and prevailing weather conditions in the area were bad.

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