Saturday, January 04, 2020

Madhya Pradesh: Trainer airplane crash-lands in field, 2 killed

Bhopal: An instructor and a trainee pilot died in a plane crash at Dhana airport of Sagar district on Friday night. The single engine Cessna airplane used for training pilots belonged to Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA).

Ashok Makwana was the instructor while Piyush Chandel was undergoing training when they crash-landed in a farm field, airport sources said.

Following the crash, personnel of the academy rushed to the spot and took the duo to a private hospital in Sagar, where they were declared dead.

Airport sources said that the plane took off around 8.30 pm but could not land due to thick fog. The plane crashed in a farm field near the airport.

Confirming the deaths, Additional SP Sagar Vikram Singh said, "Perhaps, the mishap took place because of thick fog"

Airport sources said that when the plane took off, there was no fog but it suddenly developed around 8.45 pm. The mishap took place when the pilot attempted landing on airstrip but it landed in a nearby farm field because of very poor visibility.
04/01/20 Deshdeep Saxena/Times of India

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