The crash took place 70 kilometers southeast of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, while on a routine training mission. Both the pilots ejected out of the aircraft. While Wing Commander SV Munje survived the crash, Wing Commander PS Nara succumbed to his injuries.
There is no reported damage to any civil property or life on ground, as er an IAF release. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the reasons for the accident.
Sukhois, made by the Russian giant Sukhoi Aviation Corporation, entered the IAF in September 2002, and ever since have been the main frontline fighters of the force. There are three squadrons of the fighter jet presently, with the one in Bareilly moving to Tezpur.