IAF's Super Hercules crash shocking: retired Wing Commander

Updated: March 28, 2014 20:03 IST

In a major setback to the Air Force, IAF's C-130J Super Hercules on Friday crashed near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh after taking off from Agra air base, killing five crew members, including four officers. Talking about the incident, Wing Commander (Retd.) Praful Bakshi said that it is shocking keeping in view the capability of the aircraft in terms of safety and operational aspects. He further said that this is shocking but speculating on the reasons is not fair and that one should wait for the investigative court to come to nay conclusion. He also said that the incident had not only monetary loss but the loss of lives of potential air force officers which is irreplaceable.

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