Friday, July 01, 2011

R.I.P. Two Russian Pilots Who Died In The June 23 MiG-29KUB Crash

Russian test pilots Colonel Alexander and Oleg Kruzhalin were killed when the MiG-29KUB they were test-flying prior to delivery to the Indian Navy crashed in Russia. Reports suggest that the pilots couldn't pull the jet out of a dive. Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma told reporters yesterday that the Indian Navy didn't plan to ground the 11 K/KUBs it had received so far. R.I.P.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sigh.....the future of naval aviation....

Anonymous said...

God
Take this knights and give them a good place in heaven

Darshan

Anonymous said...

As good as any. R.I.P. courageous Russian test pilots.

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Brave men, gave their lives for providing safer system to India. India should honor these fallen heroes, that's the least we could do. Maybe provide their kids with permanent visa to visit India and avail any of our facilities free of cost.

Suhil said...

Test pilots are usually very experienced and elite fliers. Colonel level pilots doing an error that too when they knew that they were test flying is something hard to swallow. Is this sort of cover-up to some technical glitch?

Manish said...

Regarding - livefist The Indian #MMRCA Fighter Competition and the Future of @Eurofighter_1 | SLDInfo: http://t.co/fHyTp32

Eurofighter executive says, "There are indications that there will be additional new weapons, but funding is a problem. The list of requirements on the Indian RFP is considerable. And they would need to be worked through to this upgrade program."

Does he mean to say that apart from $10 billion net price tag, we will also have to inject funds for the upgradation of Typhoon to bring it to our RFP standards?

Murali said...

Rest in Peace..

Anonymous said...

Honour and eternal glory to two heroes fallen in the accomplishment of their duty!

vanadium

Anonymous said...

R.I.P

Anonymous said...

RIP

Shiv g while u r in khans land, LCH TD-2 made a maiden flight, please use u r contact to get pictures.

Mr. Ra said...

RIP.

Rahul Devnath said...

RIP. Two test pilot with that experience, could not revive the aircraft from a dive? Not a pilot error for sure. FBW error?

Anonymous said...

What trust do we Indians have flying these flying coffins? Buying the aircraft carrier for more than the new one, with planes that dont even have the basic survivability to withstand basic things. God only knows what are we buying! The only hope is that China does not attack us because we have filled our artillery with junkyard Russian tech.

Anonymous said...

@1:31AM
Don't be ridiculous. The Chinese bluster a lot but they don't attack unless they think war is inevitable. They are cowards, they don't want to fight if they can avoid it.

Anonymous said...

Russians have confirmed that the mishap was due to pilot error the Mig-29K bound for India was been tested at a much lower altitude which led to the crash in which the two pilots could not eject properly and lost their lives. The Indian Navy is not grounding its Mig-29Ks since no technical problem has been detected as yet in the jet.

Anonymous said...

It could have been anything from pilot error to bad weather ..maybe they didnt eject in time coz they didnt want it crashing in a particular location....
lots of possibilities..but we here are quick to judge..

Anonymous said...

What happened... what is the cause... why should brand new... birds develop... structural flaws... is it manufacturing defect... or material defect... or russians got hit... even before they could deliver to india... bcuz they were manufacting for india... ???

Anonymous said...

@Anon 8:17
How.... should.... I.... know?????

Anonymous said...

To all those who are being insanely pessimistic, Russian Airforce pilots are known to do crazy stuff with their planes, this maybe one of the crazy stunts gone wrong, there are documentaries on their airforce of how they train, its quite crazy. I agree India should honour their memories, it will lead to better relations and would be such a great gesture but I do not know if it would be politically appropriate.

A salute to their bravery and passion!!!

Anonymous said...

Shiv caon you update us on Prahaar the new short range missile.

Anonymous said...

Russians are friends my condolences for their sad demise

Anonymous said...

R.I.P.
Col. Alexander Kruzhalin
Col. Oleg Spichka

http://pilot.strizhi.info/2011/06/30/9586#more-9586

Anonymous said...

You Both were were brave hearts bro.
As they say God has special affinity for the brave hearts.I wish Govt. of India may honor them.
I pray for your the peace of your souls.

Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace. this is a tragic thing...two bright test pilots have lost their lives on duty...R.I.P, pilots...