In yet another air mishap this year, a microlight aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday crashed in Ranchad village of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh. Authorities have rushed to the spot. Both the pilots are safe, according to reports. The crash happened at 9:45 am on Friday after the ML-130 aircraft took off from the Hindon air base, Superintendent of Police, Shailesh Kumar Pandey said. The plane apparently nose-dived, said District Magistrate R Kumar.
An IAF plane has been forced land in Baghpat. The Pilot is safe. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/jAPjhcyCJr— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 5, 2018
The microlight plane was a Slovenian manufacture Pipistrel light aircraft.
The pilots in the microlight aircraft of the Indian Air Force are safe, news agency ANI reported.
On October 1, Chetak Ch442, an Indian Navy chopper, crash landed at INS Rajali in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.
On September 4, an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG 27 had crashed near Banad area of Jodhpur in Rajashtan. The plane was destroyed, but the pilots were safe.
On June 8, Indian Air Force's 'Jaguar' suffered a minor accident after developing a snag while landing. The pilot, reportedly, was on a training mission from Jamnagar Air Force base.
On June 5, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan lost his life after his plane crashed in the Mundra taluk in Gujarat.
On March 20, an Advanced Hawk Jet trainer crashed at the Odisha-Jharkhand border.
In February, two Wing Commander-rank officers of the Indian Air Force were killed following the crash of microlight aircraft in Assam's Majuli region.