Indian Air Force trainer aircraft crashes in southern India

Crew ejected safely, probe ordered into incident

Anadolu Agency June 01, 2023


An Indian Air Force trainer aircraft crashed in the country's southern Karnataka state on Thursday, according to an official statement.

A Kiran trainer aircraft crashed near Chamrajnagar, Karnataka on Thursday, while it is on a "routine training sortie," the air force said.

"Both aircrew ejected safely," the statement posted on Twitter said.

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The Indian Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry "to ascertain the cause of the accident."

Last month, a MiG-21 jet of the Indian air force crashed in the western state of Rajasthan, killing three civilians on the ground.


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