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Two IAF Pilots Died In Plane Crash In Telangana

Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in action when their Pilatus trainer aircraft crashed at 8:55 during training at Air Force Academy.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Dec 4, 2023 14:46 IST
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Indian Air Force Plane Crash
Indian Air Force Plane Crash

In a tragic incident, two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed in action when their Pilatus trainer aircraft crashed at during training at Air Force Academy, Dindigul in Telangana, informed officials on Monday.

However, he also said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

“Tragedy struck as a Pilatus trainer aircraft crashed at the Air Force Academy in Dindigul, Telangana, claiming the lives of two Indian Air Force pilots—an instructor and a cadet,” stated IAF official.

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“During a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad, a Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft encountered an accident today morning. The Indian Air Force sadly confirms the fatalities of both pilots aboard. No reports of damage to civilian life or property have been disclosed. A Court of Inquiry has been initiated by the Indian Air Force to determine the accident’s cause,” he said.

(This is a developing story)

First published on: Dec 04, 2023 11:18 AM IST

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