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23 Comments on "The Saras crash"

Pratik Sawerdekar
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7 years 2 months ago

oh god, thats bad !

mirza
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7 years 2 months ago

Just like Avro Awacs. ?mark for project by all media or on other hand +thinking. Save the project find the truth and clear it.

Condolence for family’s of dead’s

Sam
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7 years 2 months ago

hey shiv

i am regular reader of ur blog and the comments on it but some times u are too slow to update this site. come on sir we had mig23bn retire we had a direct hit on the pad and the bharmos success there was no news from u come sir we are waiting for ur post.

Shan
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7 years 2 months ago

May their soul rest in peace

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

Shiv,

Any info on the US “rechecking” orders for GE supplying engines to Shivalik. This should be the last straw for us to have any meaningful military equipments from them for the next ten years.

Ravi

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

One of the best faltu plane(SARAS) in the world made by indians.

Rational View
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7 years 2 months ago

It is a sad day ! Those three man were doing a great service to india by risking their lives and flying prototype aircrafts. My prayers are with the families of the departed soul. I hope that their their relentless efforts and sacrofices will not go in vain. May their soul rest in peace for they have given the max that one can for a goal that is paramount to the progress of civial aviation industry.

Rahul Singh
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Rahul Singh
7 years 2 months ago

Will not say i can understand what families of dead would be going through. Can only pray to lord Shiva to grant peace to departed souls and bless their families with all good required to get their smile back.
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I have reasons to say “stay practical”. Accidents and aviation have closest relation no matter how safe technology be. Prototypes do crashes and pilots dies but show must go on. Even Dornier-228 had a prototype crash.

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Shiv: I am shell shocked to see you allowing simply #$%&@ comments like from a MF-PAKI(anonymous 6:53).

Payeng
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7 years 2 months ago

Rest In Peace

Payeng
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7 years 2 months ago

and sir don’t forget the insight of Dhruv.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

This is unfortunate…
1st Indian step towards civil aviation has received a big jolt…
tragic for families…
Whats the govt policy on compensetion for families/dependants in such cases.. anyone any idea please

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago
10 billion is just for 126 aircraft,if our country buy typhoon,f18,gripen, then there is need for totally different logistic and maintainance infrastucture and weapons and that will cost anohter $ 10 billion as euro and amerikansi infrastrucutre r not so cheap but with rafale and mig35 v have exixting infrastucture mig35 will be even cheaper as v already have infrastructure for mig29 because there is more resemblance in between mig29 and mig35 compared to mirage2000 and rafale exixting weapons for su30mki can be used on mig35 so no buy of weapons TOT FOR rd33-3 engines and also upgrading mig29 and… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

Was there a black box on the aircraft? Will they be able to debug the reason for the crash? It would be criminal negligence if they didn’t even put a black box on the aircraft. Completely callous!! Looking at the pictures, it looks like the SARAS completely burned up.

Abhijoy
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7 years 2 months ago

Goddamnit! Stop spamming redundant MMRCA tender info in every single news article!! Arghhhh…

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

One of the best faltu plane(SARAS) in the world made by indians.

bhaad main jaa taliban paki

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago
I have known ilayaraj for a long time, we were together in viswa vihar, when ever I used to come across the saras aircraft I used to get a feeling that it is against the principles of aerodynamics. I may be wrong with this feeling technically. IAF has made numerous sacrifices to these indeginisation programmes. There was an occassion when a fighter blew up in air becuase of the indeginised bomb, NAL made AWACS is well known, HAL maruth was a big tragedy, DARE mig-27 upgrade overun time, the scientists there couldnt accomplish weapon delivery. They finally took the help… Read more »
Mihir
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7 years 2 months ago

^^^

One crash, and the anti-desi brigade starts crawling out of the woodwork!

Idiots!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

Mihir,why don’t you shut the fuck up?…..telling the truth doesn’t mean becoming anti-indian…..being patriotic is good but you should accept the reality….there problem with DPSUs is that they don’t face competition ….but,once you are challenged ,projects will soon become time-bound….this is from someone, who supervised the team in 2005.

Mihir
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7 years 2 months ago
Right! Using caste to deprecate indigenous R&D institutions is being "patriotic". And making outrageous claims, like "The country doesn't want to embrace the best of the technology available world wide" without taking tech denials into account is what goes for "accepting reality". Time to leave wonderland, Alice, and see reality for what it is. There is a risk associated with developing aircraft – and the brave souls who pilot these aircraft are fully aware of those risk and the benefits when they pay off handsomely. Your sniveling and lame attempts at using their deaths to kick mud on NAL and… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
7 years 2 months ago

@ mihir 7:36pm
and outrageous are your attempts to justify the loss of three young lives in the name of achieving self-reliance without resorting to minimum safety standards .have you worked for NAL? no, i bet u haven’t. Take a business visitors’ pass at least for a day and visit their facility near the ISRO satellite center on the airport road and try to spend the entire day checking the infrastructure and work of the employees. You find out the reality for yourself.

AVIATOR
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AVIATOR
7 years 2 months ago
Responding to anonymous (7:32 pm) For having said you stay in Vishwa Vihar , do not know much of aerodynamics and boasting of M-27 upg weapon delivery software you have revealed the organisation in IAF you belong to. Being a part of IAF , involved in flight testing and having worked closely with DRDO , I am of the opinion that certain of your comments were uncalled for. M-27 UPG is a great success inspite of the delay which is quite common on any upgrade programme and the success is attributed to team work(IAF, DRDO anD HAL) Starting your comment… Read more »
nirmal
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7 years 1 month ago
here's a part of an article I read The problem confronting NAL today is one familiar to observers of the Indian scene and the past performance of major players such as HAL. Faulty planning, time and cost overruns, lack of foresight and, to cap it, an absence of a professional work culture allowing for thoroughgoing review, criticism and a self-correction mechanism. In the Saras case, these latter flaws were pointed out by a very senior and now retired doyen of Indian aviation in a letter to a leading national daily stating that the problems of overweight and other design and… Read more »
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