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IAF trainee aircraft crashes in Telangana's Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, pilot injured

A trainee aircraft, which took off from Hakimpet Air Force station, crashed in Bahupeta village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana.

IAF trainee aircraft crashes in Telangana's Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, pilot injured
Pic Courtesy: ANI

A trainee aircraft, which took off from Hakimpet Air Force station, crashed in Bahupeta village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana.

According to news agency PTI, the pilot - a flying cadet - managed to eject safely before the plane crashed. He sustained injuries on his leg and was shifted to a hospital. Indian Air Force PRO Anupam Banerjee said that the Kiran aircraft took off from Hakimpet Air Force station on a routine training mission around 1145hrs, crashing shortly after.

A court of inquiry has been constituted to investigate the cause of the accident.

This is the second incident of a training aircraft crashing this month. On November 21, a training aircraft belonging to Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy had plummeted into an agricultural field in Mokila with the pilot inside sustaining minor injuries.