IAF Mirage 2000 Crash: Martyred Pilot’s Brother Sushant Abrol Seeks Answer From Nirmala Sitharaman
Martyred Pilot’s Brother Sushant Abrol (Photo Credits: ANI)

Bengaluru, February 7: Days after two pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed in a crash, brother of martyred pilot Sunil Abrol sought answers from Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about the mishap. Sushant Abrol, brother of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, who lost his life in Mirage 2000 crash said, when a train derails, the system wants the Railway Minister to step down but no questions have been asked to the Defence Minister about the mishap. "Every now and then these crashes happen. Is anyone raising fingers against the Ministry, the defence minister? I have utter respect for Ma'am and I am looking up to her for an answer", Abrol said. Mirage 2000 Trainer Fighter Aircraft of HAL Crashes in Bengaluru, Both Pilot Dead.

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He further questioned the system that despite the court of enquiry, will the family ever know the reason behind the mishap. "What after the court of enquiry? Will we as a family ever know the reason? Or it will be confidential for govt & agencies to know what went wrong. Will the people behind it made accountable?", he asked. IAF Mirage 2000 Crash: Black Box to Be Sent to France to Know Exact Details and Cause of Mishap.

On February 7, two pilots were killed after a Mirage-2000 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Airport in Bengaluru. The pilots were identified as Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi, both from Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment. Reports inform that though the pilots made a bid to eject, they were caught in the flames as the plane crashed with a huge explosion.

According to reports, the body of one the pilots was completely charred while the second pilot was rushed to the Command hospital. The second pilot later succumbed to the injuries.