IAF trainer jet crashes in West Bengal, pilots safe

Luckily both the pilots on board the aircraft ejected safely before the aircraft hit the ground.

Updated: Aug 04, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Kolkata: A trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force has crashed near the Kalaikunda Air Base in West Bengal on Thursday.

The Hawk trainer jet crashed just after take-off from the air base.

Luckily both the pilots on board the aircraft ejected safely before the aircraft hit the ground.

The Air Force has ordered a Court of Inquiry, reports said.

More details are awaited.