In an unusual incident, a 60-foot-long hose pipe and metal parts believed to have fallen from an Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30 aircraft were recovered in the vicinity of Ganjewadi village in Kawathe Yemai, Shirur Taluka, on October 17. The discovery of these unidentified objects has raised questions and piqued the curiosity of local authorities and residents.
On the day following the incident, the metal parts and hose pipe were found scattered in the area. Local authorities quickly took charge of the situation and handed over the recovered materials to IAF authorities. The nature and purpose of these objects remain a mystery, with the appropriate agencies yet to provide a definitive explanation.
The Shirur police were instrumental in handling the situation, with police station in-charge Sanjay Jagtap confirming that the materials were located in a civilian area. He added that it was not within his purview to comment on the nature of the parts and the composition of the hose pipe. Given the uncertainty surrounding the objects, it is anticipated that the relevant agencies involved will offer insights into this intriguing incident.
The recovery mission had its share of challenges as the initial joint search by the IAF team and local police had to be called off due to concerns about the presence of leopards in the area and diminishing visibility. The operation resumed the following morning, with local resident Ganesh Pawar and his son playing a crucial role in locating the materials.
Ganesh Pawar, a dedicated member of the community, took it upon himself to search the region diligently. He, along with his son, discovered the debris in a secluded area near the riverbank. Their remarkable efforts led to the successful recovery of the mysterious objects.