A bloodstained shoe, half-burnt PAN card and a wallet of one of the two pilots of the IAF’s Sukhoi-30 fighter jet that crashed near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border last week was found by search and rescue teams on Tuesday. However, there is no trace of the both the pilots.
The teams including Indian Army, Indian Air Force and civil administration personnel found the jet’s (Sukhoi-30) black box on May 28 from the crash spot, found in a dense forest.
“Search operations are continuing despite bad weather conditions. However, there is still no trace of the two pilots,” said Indian Army sources, reported HT.
The wreckage of the jet that went missing on May 23, was found on May 26. It was found through aerial recce, in a thick forest around 60 km from Tezpur city.
The Su-30 had taken off from the Tezpur air base, around 10.30 am on a routine training mission. But, it lost radar and radio communication with the controlling station around 11 am near Arunachal Pradesh’s Doulasang area. Tezpur has one of the three IAF air bases in the nation that host the Sukhois.