Computer failure or HAL’s botched upgrade — what Mirage 2000 crash probe is looking at


The probe into the fatal 1 February Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru is focusing on the possibility of either a computer failure or a botched upgrade by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd having led to the incident.

Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots testing the upgraded Mirage 2000, Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi, were killed in the crash at the HAL airport in the Karnataka capital.

Top sources in the defence establishment said the court of inquiry (CoI), headed by an Air Commodore who is an experienced Mirage 2000 pilot and a former Air Attache in France, is still in the process of pin-pointing the exact cause of the crash. Read More

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