Indian Air Force's trainer aircraft crashes near Hyderabad, pilot ejects safely

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 September 2017, 03:54 PM

An Indian Air Force’s trainer aircraft crashed at Keesara near Hyderabad on Thursday, said Air Force sources. The pilot of the aircraft is safe, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat said.

A Court of Inquiry (CoI) will ascertain the cause of the crash, an Air Force official in New Delhi said.

“Around 11.45 am today, a Kiran aircraft, which got airborne from Air Force Station Hakimpet in Hyderabad for a routine training mission with a trainee Flight Cadet, crashed. 

The pilot is safe,” the Air Force official said.Bhagwat said IAF officials took the pilot away and added that the aircraft caught fire after it crashed. “We called up fire tenders and the fire was extinguished,” he said, and added that the accident site was an “isolated place”. 

With PTi inputs 

First Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017 03:37 PM

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