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Friday, February 20, 2015

Sukhoi-30 aircraft crash: Russia blames human factor; IAF denies

Crashed Su-30MKI FlankerRussia on Thursday blamed "human factor" for the crash of a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, a charge denied by the Indian Air Force.

"Our stand is human factor," said Vitaly Borodich, Vice Presdient (Military Sales) of Irkut Corporation.

Irkut is the subsidiary of Russia's state-run United Aircraft Corporation which is the umbrella organisation of that country's aerospace industry.

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