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  1. 1

    shumayel

    which is why IAF is importing basic, intermediate trainers from better sources. hawks are coming in, basic trainers too.

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  2. 2

    Rahul Devnath

    Oh god,so sad. This is a major blow to already delayed IJT program. Who was at the controls? I hope not G/C Baldev! Really Sad.

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  3. 3

    aero

    ^^^Wg Cdr. Patra and Mathur (rank not sure)

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  4. 4

    fulcrum

    Let's hope Baldev wasn't flying.. this isn't a good hat-trick..

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  5. 5

    Rajesh

    It seems this prototype was haunted. Fortunately the pilots are safe.

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    shiv any info on tejas spin trials what about lsp-6, naval lca

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

    Poor India!

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    @anon 2:54 pm
    'Poor India'.

    Why? You scare that easily!
    Crashes are a probability and risk at any time and on a heightened level when the aircraft is on a and development phase.
    The yanks,Russkis and whoever has a robust aeronautical industry(not an assemble or paint one)have sacrificed many many pilots on test-flights.
    And they did not get ahead by chickening out.
    I am sure our boys will bounce back and good luck to them.

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    Anonymous

    Crash during testing phase!…. man what a surprise, this must be a first for the world…. No, it isn't. Test pilot's job is full of risk, and in other countries this is nothing new. I hope people don't start demanding that this program be stopped. The key focus should be on learning from this crash, and not on questioning the ability of ADA/HAL/NAL/DRDO in designing and assembling this plane. I wish all test pilots and test plane maker a lot of luck.

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    ?????? ?????? - Indian Citizen

    ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ???? ??… ???? ?????? ???? ??????… ?? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ???? ????… ?? ??? ?? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ???… ????? ????? ???????? ????….

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    @Anon: 7:13, Agree.

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  12. 12

    Hrishikesh

    Hard to believe this. Saw it flying over my office a few days back. But the thing to do will be learn the lessons and move on. Failures make us perfect. What caused it in first place? Engine flameout, structural failure!!

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    Good guys.
    please Carry on…

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    Carry on guys and gals…

    India is your and so is the sky…. provided you can same for the machines…

    Machines can be improved… so do it..

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  15. 15

    Shashank H R

    This (S-3466) was the one that flew at Aero India 2011 back in Febraury. Too bad…

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  16. 16

    prodyut

    Such a crash is "routine "during a development programme. Luckily there was no fatality. The Russians of one design bureau bury there dead test pilots at the start of the runway-which is both a tribute to their contribution and a caution to the task.The French hold a party with food and drinks-at least they did for the great Rozanoff of Dassault. Each to his own. The big thing is to check for sabotage and press ahead to complete the programme.

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    prodyut

    Nothing to worry about except check for sabotage. Crashes during spin testing ( presumably that was the profile) is yawningly old stuff.We had the old HT2 going in aspin and there was no "bobbery".People just modified the rudder to redistribute the area.We have a good trainer and let us get it into service with all speed and professionalism

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  18. 18

    bharti nagarik

    yup americans or ruskies might have sobotaged it……..they are mean

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  19. 19

    Anonymous

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    Giraten hain shshsawar hi maidane jung men !!
    (aka, wo tikhla kya giren jo tenkon par chalen)!!

    Ha hah Ha …

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