BHUBANESWAR: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on Tuesday crashed in Odisha's Mayurbhanj. The Hawk aircraft was airborne from Kalaikunda on a routine training sortie.
The incident left a trainee pilot severely injured. He has, however, been ejected safely. He was rescued by the villagers who rushed him to the hospital.
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The matter will be investigated by a Court of Inquiry (CoI), confirmed IAF.
"Today afternoon one Hawk aircraft met with an accident. The aircraft was airborne from Kalaikunda on a routine training sortie. The trainee pilot ejected safely. A CoI will investigate the cause of the accident," said IAF.
(More details awaited)