Trainer Aircraft Crash Claims Lives of Indian Air Force Pilots

An IAF Pilatus PC 7 Mk II trainer aircraft crashed in Telangana state today
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 06:16 AM, December 4, 2023
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Trainer Aircraft Crash Claims Lives of Indian Air Force Pilots
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In a tragic incident today, a Pilatus PC 7 Mk II trainer aircraft crashed in Telangana's Medak district, resulting in the unfortunate demise of two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots.

The aircraft, which had taken off from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Hyderabad for a routine training sortie, crashed during the mission. Both the trainer and trainee pilots on board lost their lives.

A Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft met with an accident today morning during a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad. It is with deep regret that the IAF confirms both pilots onboard the aircraft sustained fatal injuries. No damage to any civil life or property has been reported. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” Indian Air Force said on X (formerly Twitter).

The Pilatus PC 7 Mk II is a single-engine aircraft used for basic training of IAF pilots. A court of inquiry has been initiated by the Air Force to investigate the cause of the accident.

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