A  Su-30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at at Milanpur area in Tezpur on Thursday evening.

The crash took place around 8.30 pm when the aircraft was on a routine training mission.

Defence PRO Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh said both the pilots on board the aircraft has, however, ejected safely from the aircraft.

They have been rescued, he said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain cause of the accident, Singh added.

One of the two pilots of the aircraft

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force with 13 air warriors on board crashed in a heavily forested mountainous area in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 last.

The aircraft went missing on the afternoon of June 3 last , around 33 minutes after taking off from Jorhat in Assam for Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh.

After eight days of a massive search operation, the wreckage of the plane was spotted by an IAF chopperat a height of 12,000 ft near Gatte village on the border of Siang and Shi-Yomi districts.

Bodies of all 13 IAF personnel on board the ill-fated  transport aircraft were retrieved on June 13.

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