Hyderabad: IAF trainer aircraft crashes in Telangana

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As per the recent reports, a trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly crashed after taking off from the Hakimpet Air Force Station in Hyderabad on Friday evening.

The incident took place as soon as the IAF Kiran aircraft took off from Air Force Station, Hakimpet on Friday afternoon.

Following the incident, a woman pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) trainee aircraft was safely ejected, an official said.

The woman pilot was identified as R. Rasi, where she was ejected with the help of a parachute.

Following this, the woman pilot was immediately shifted to the nearby hospital.

It took place at around 2 pm when an aircraft was on a routine training mission.

A Defence Ministry said in a statement, “Today afternoon about 1400 hrs (2 p.m.), one IAF Kiran Aircraft on a routine training mission crashed around 50 km from Air Force Station, Hakimpet, Hyderabad. The trainee pilot ejected safely”.

It was further added, “A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to investigate the cause”.

The aircraft crashes in the fields near Nagulabanda in Siddipet district.

G Surendra Babu, Defence ministry spokesperson said, “Sensing the danger, the pilot immediately ejected out of the aircraft and landed in the fields. Soon, the aircraft burst into flames and crashed into the fields. The engine was totally burnt and the parts of the aircraft were strewn around the area”.

According to reports, this is recorded as the second crash near Hyderabad in the last two months.

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