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Indian Navy fighter aircraft crashes; pilot killed

Last Updated: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 16:05

Panaji: An Indian Naval fighter aircraft
on Friday crashed off Goa coast, killing the pilot.

"The Indian naval `Sea Harrier` aircraft, which was on
a routine exercise mission, crashed at about 1157 hours," a
naval spokesman told a news agency here.

The single-seater aircraft crashed in the Arabian sea
15 miles away from the shore.

"Lieutenant Commander Saurav Saxena, the pilot of the
aircraft lost his life in the incident," the spokesman added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 16:05
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