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IAF team recovers black box of Sukhoi

india Updated: May 02, 2009 14:10 IST

An investigation team of Indian Air Force has recovered the black box of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet that crashed near Rajmathi village here on Thursday killing a pilot.

The black box was recovered from the wreckage of the aircraft on Friday. It is expected to detect the exact cause behind the crash, sources said on Saturday.

The Su-30MKI from one of the squadrons based in Lohegaon near Pune had crashed near Jaisalmer leaving a pilot dead and another injured.

The two were on a routine sortie after participating in an exercise in Pokhran ranges when the mishap occurred.

As the aircraft was flying, the pilots sensed trouble and after reporting it, successfully ejected out of the aircraft.

However, rescue teams found one of the pilot seriously injured on the ground and rushed him to a military hospital, where he was declared dead.