Hyderabad: United States Ambassador to
India Timothy J Roemer on Wednesday condoled the death of two Indian
Navy pilots who died in a plane crash at the India Aviation
air show here.
"What began as such a promising day has sadly ended
so tragically. As the full extent of tragedy is still becoming
known, all our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost
their lives or were injured and with their families," he said.
Roemer is in Hyderabad leading the American delegation
to the air show.
"These heartbreaking losses have even more piercing
impact when you are part of the event," he added.
Two Navy pilots Commander S K Maurya and Lt Commander
Rahul Nair died after their Kiran Mk II crashed into a
The aircraft was part of the four-aircraft Sagar Pawan
aerobatics display team of the Indian Navy.