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Crashed Sukhoi aircraft pilot send to Kolkata for better treatment

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By PTI Updated: Aug 09, 2019 11:39 pm
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A team of the Indian Air Force officials inspect the site where Su-30 crashed yesterday, at Sonitpur on the outskirts of Tezpur on Friday. (PTI)


Tezpur, Aug. 9 (PTI):
One of the two pilots of the Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet, that crashed in Assam’s Sonitpur district, was sent to the Army hospital in Kolkata Friday for advanced medical treatment, a defence spokesman said.

His another critically injured colleague is undergoing treatment at Tezpur 155 base hospital, the spokesman said.

Both the pilots identified as- Wing commander P Shantra and Squadron Leader Ishant Mishra- who had ejected out after the jet crashed at Tezpur Milanpur in a rice field on Thursday night are safe though in a critical condition, according to defence spokesperson Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande.

Pande said Shantra was taken to Kolkata Friday morning.

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By PTI Updated: Aug 09, 2019 11:39:00 pm