HYDERABAD: Rashi Raina, one of IAF's six women fighter pilots, sustained minor injuries when a trainee aircraft Kiran crashed near Hyderabad on Friday.
The team of IAF officials rushed to the spot and are verifying the cause of the incident.
According to police commissioner V Shiva Kumar, "The lone women pilot survived as she ejected herself before the crash. Rashi suffered a leg injury and received first aid at the Siddipet local hospital and was later moved to Hakimpet for further treatment. There were no casualties in the incident."
Raghu Mettu - 13 hours ago
frequent air crashes are being reported as the Indian Air Force is still using the ageing HJT-16 Kiran aircraft fleet that has long ago been recommended to be phased out by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) for training fighter pilots.
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Faisal Rizvi - 10 hours ago
Thank god the young trainee is safe. Brave lady may you touch the sky with glory soon!
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Dean - traveller - 13 hours ago
India still flying planes the wright brothers invented?