IAF trainee aircraft crashes in Telangana, no casualties reported

There were three people onboard the flight when it crashed. 

IAF trainee aircraft crashes in Telangana, no casualties reported
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A trainee aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday crashed in Keesara in Hyderabad. No casualties or injuries have been reported in the incident. 

There were three people, including the pilot, inside the flight when it crashed.

The aircraft reportedly took off from Hakimpet training academy in Hyderabad and was going to Keesra on a training round. "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.

The plane immediately broke into flames but all three onboard were ejected safely. Bhagwat said IAF officials took the pilot away.

He said that they called the fire tenders and the flame was extinguished adding that the accident site was an "isolated place". 

There is no information yet on what might have led to the crash. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) will ascertain the cause of the crash, an Air Force official in New Delhi said.

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