Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed in action when their Pilatus trainer aircraft crashed at Toopran town in Telangana’s Medak district on December 4 morning, IAF officials said.
According to officials, the crash took place at around 8:55 am during training at Air Force Academy near Dindigul district. The pilots include an instructor and one cadet. SP, Medak, Rohini said that the aircraft crashed near Toopran.
#WATCH | A Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft met with an accident today morning during a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad. Both pilots onboard the aircraft sustained fatal injuries. No damage to any civil life or property has been reported: Indian Air Force officials https://t.co/EbRlfdILfg pic.twitter.com/Eu65ldloo6
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2023
“It’s a Training Aircraft from Dundigul airport. There were two people inside the aircraft, one trainer and a trainee. The airport staff and clue team are on the spot. The fire fighters doused the fire,” SP Rohini said.
“They are trying to find out if there are any survivors. They are combing the area to find if there are body remains. Further details awaited,” the SP added.
The reason for the accident is yet to be known.
(with inputs from ANI)