Sukhoi Su-30MKI

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What usually is the follow up action once the CoI reaches a finding & apportions guilt to external agencies like HAL or ADA for gross negligence?

Let's consider HAL in this case & leave ADA aside & let's also assume for the sake of argument that IAF personnel aren't in any way involved in this mishap .

Does HAL conduct a simultaneous enquiry or does it follow IAFs CoI? Once the culprits are identified what action is taken against them? Any idea or case precedent you're aware of? @Milspec
 
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What usually is the follow up action once the CoI reaches a finding & apportions guilt to external agencies like HAL or ADA for gross negligence?

Let's consider HAL in this case & leave ADA aside & let's also assume for the sake of argument that IAF personnel aren't in any way involved in this mishap .

Does HAL conduct a simultaneous enquiry or does it follow IAFs CoI? Once the culprits are identified what action is taken against them? Any idea or case precedent you're aware of? @Milspec
Every aircraft that is handed over to the IAF goes through a full gambit of flight testing before the handover process takes place. From that point onwards the maintenance of the aircraft is handled by IAF BRD. Given neither of these pilots are CTP's most likely these were commission aircraft.
The likely hood of this being a Manufacturing or design issue is low as you would see multiple failures of the same mode in multiple aircrafts pointing to inherent issue with the aircraft.

Now if something like a fatigue failure of components or system caused due to excess vibration, or shear/stress failure due to unanticipated pressure, flexure, etc. is discovered; then there is an escalation ladder and DFMEA/PFMEA followed by the CRE/CRI and HAL to remedy the situation.

It has never been heads must roll type of system, it's more let's figure it out and fix it type of approach. Fighter Jets are extremely complex machines and issues like these even happen in simple machines like cars.
 

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