British media criticism of India for the indifferent performance of high-frequency crash
India in the 2010 air show held two weeks ago on an Indian Navy jet trainer crashed into a residential building, two pilots were killed.
According to the British, “Flight International” March 16, 2010 reported that India and crash it! Two weeks ago India air show held in 2010, an industrial company Hindustan Aeronautics to develop and produce the Navy HJT-16 “light” (Kiran) in the intermediate jet trainer aircraft out of control when doing stunts and crashed into a resident floor, two pilots were killed.
the major accident, attracted politicians, military, corporate executives and all the TV channels in India. Half an hour after the accident interview with Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel reporter, his anger and loneliness.
sad that this accident can not a special case. India in 2007 and 2009 air show crash have taken place, and, counting from January 2009, the Indian military has lost a total of at least 17 aircraft. The accident was making the Indian Navy’s “Sea Harrier” (Sea Harrier) and the Air Force’s “MiG -21″ (RSK MiG-21) reduction in fleet size. Unfortunately, the Indian media on such a high crash frequency performance of indifference, but a pass in the military after a hasty blame shrugged, then immediately into the news in the next to go.
lawmakers formally asked the security issues, the government often get stereotyped answer: the relevant departments have taken measures to reduce crash probability. However, there are two problems there is still no improvement: Department of Defense’s acquisition process is extremely long and slow development of domestic aircraft, delay the progress of the prevalence.
2009 年 7 月, HAL HPT-32 development and production of primary trainer aircraft grounded since crash and all. At that time, said the official on the spot to speed up the procurement of foreign products to replace the HPT-32, and to develop its own aircraft industry. In practice, while the purchase from start to now have a few years time, but the project has not made the slightest progress. Therefore, the initial training course by the excess of the current “light” intermediate trainer assume that these “light” part of trainer or even 70 years of production, such as just in the air show crash the plane.
India is announced multi-billion dollar aircraft replacement program, the military aircraft market is huge. Foreign arms dealers flock to New Delhi, rushed to sign a contract, joint ventures. Government to throw more money at the same time, they see little sense of crisis.
is the time! India should conduct a thorough evaluation, especially in the past of certain aircraft equipment poor quality. Some of the procurement and development of the project is still taking the so-called “shortcut.” Now, it really is time to wake up to that. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Liaomeng Hao)
Photos: Indian Navy training aircraft crashed into houses when performing two pilots died