A Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules operated by the Indian air force has crashed 72 miles west of the Indian city of Gwailor.
The aircraft had departed Agra at 10 a.m. local time for a training mission, says India’s ministry of defence in a brief statement. A court of enquiry into the crash has been ordered. According to Indian media reports five air force officers were killed in the crash.
New Delhi obtained six C-130Js under a 2008 deal conducted under the U.S. foreign military sales (FMS) mechanism. In late 2013, New Delhi finalised an order for six additional examples.
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