Thursday, September 28, 2017

IAF trainer aircraft crashes in Telangana, pilots safe

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Kiran trainer aircraft crashed in Telangana on Thursday morning, but the pilot and another person on board ejected out safely.
The aircraft was being flown by a trainee pilot
The aircraft got airborne from Hakimpet Air Force base on Thursday morning for a routine training sortie, and crashed around 11.45 am.
The aircraft was being flown by a trainee pilot.
IAF sources added that a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to look into the cause of the accident.
According to police, the aircraft caught fire and was gutted after the crash near Ankireddypalli village in Keesara ‘mandal’ (block) of Medchal district.
28/09/17 Indileak

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