Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes In Telangana
NEW DELHI – A technical failure led to the crash of an Indian Air Force trainer aircraft in Telangana, as announced by the Indian Air Force on Monday.
According to the IAF statement, a Pilatus PC 7 Mk II jet, carrying two officers, crashed in the Medak district of Telangana at 8:55 during training in the southern Indian state. The aircraft had taken a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad, but unfortunately crashed, resulting in fatal injuries to both pilots.
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The Indian Air Force asserted that the accident did not cause damage to any civilian life or property. A Court of Inquiry has been initiated to determine the cause of the incident.
Images and videos depict the wreckage of the plane in flames on an empty field, with local residents gathering at the crash site.
The Indian air force has faced criticism for its safety record, with several pilots losing their lives in accidents involving aging aircraft. Some fighter jets have been labeled ‘flying coffins’ by the Indian media.