IAF plane crashes in Mayurbhunj, Odisha
NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Hawk advanced trainer jet crashed Tuesday in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district near the Jharkhand border.
The trainee pilot helming the plane ejected himself safely but received some injuries. The aircraft had taken off on a routine training sortie from Kalaikunda Air Force station in Kharagpur. An investigation has been ordered into the accident.
The incident comes a little over a month after a Microlight Virus SW-80 helicopter of the IAF crashed in Assam's Majuli island, killing two pilots Wing Commander J James and Wing Commander D Vats.
In the Assam crash, the pilots attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sand bar in the northern part of the district and went up in flames, Tezpur-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Harshvardhan Pande told PTI.
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Singh is King-Delhi-17 hours ago
Modi has starved Armed Forces of funds and destroyed them. Only uses Armed Forces for photo ops and takes their credit.
Sukumar Kamath-Cloud 9-17 hours ago
Over the years, the IAF has a depleted fleet and all credits to the previous governments, most of them ruled by Congress & UPA.... Now, Modiji is trying to fill them as early as possible... But Congress in poking its nose again in these matters as they lost their kickbacks..