New Delhi: A Sukhori (Su-30 MKI) fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Barmar district in which three people were injured. The jet was on a routine sortie when it crashed near Shivkar Kurla village of the district soon after it took off from Jodhpur 's Air base.
The incident came hours after IAF's Chetak helicopter toppled in Allahabad while attempting to land pilots detected a technical snag.
The crash took place around 2 pm, when the fusage of the aircraft landed on the hut of Narayan Ram, injuring him, his daughter-in-law Dalli and grandson Hanuman. The three, who sustaned burn injuries, have been admitted in hospital.
Omji Ujjawal, a police officer from the area who was the first to reach the spot, said Narayan Ram's family suffered "burn injuries due to the explosion and cuts and bruises from the debris".
This was the third crash of Sukhoi - a frontal aircraft of the Air Force in Rajasthan.
Altogether,half-a-dozen houses in the village and two motorcycles were destroyed completely. The villagers said livestock also came to harm - a buffalo was burnt alive and some goats were injured.