Sunabeda, August 8 (LocalWire) A technician was killed on Thursday afternoon due to a minor blast at the Sukhoi fighter plane plant division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) here.
The blast occurred as the compressor of the fighter aircraft division exploded while the technician named Sudam Mohanty was inside.
As he sustained severe injury, he was first rushed to the HAL hospital.
Later, as the administration was planning to send him to Vishakhapatnam for further treatment , he succumbed to his injuries couple of hours after being admitted to the local hospital.
HAL Sunabeda unit in Odisha prepares Sukhoi fighter aircraft engines in the state.
Sukhoi-30 MKI is a twin-engine military aircraft developed by Russia’s Sukhoi Aviation Corporation and is overhauled at the HAL’s engine division at Sunabeda before being supplied to the Indian Air Force (IAF).