Blood-soaked shoe, PAN card recovered; parents of Su-30 pilot demands investigation


Indian Air Force aircraft Sukhoi-30 fighter went missing after the crash near the Assam-Arunachal border a week back. Now, one of the parents of two pilots has demanded investigation into the matter.

During the investigation on Monday, the rescue team recovered a blood-stained shoe, a half-burnt PAN card as well as wallet.

No information regarding pilot Devesh Pankaj and flight lieutenant Achuth Dev has been found yet.

“It has been a week since the crash. We request the authorities to deploy additional personnel and intensify search operations,” Dev’s father PV Sahadevan added.

On May 25, wife of former scientist with Indian Space Research Organisation, Sahadevan visited Tezpur in Assam.

Three days after the aircraft went off the radar, the wreckage was recovered by the rescue team in thick forest.

“Search operations are continuing despite bad weather conditions. However, there is still no trace of the two pilots,” Indian Army official stated.

The reports revealed that the jet went off from IAF’s Tezpur base and lost radio contact.

“It is surprising that despite having advanced technology and manpower, the pilots have not been traced yet,” Sahadevan stated.

The incident took place due to bad weather conditions.