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October 4, 2023 9:03 am

Indian Air Force’s trainer aircraft crashes in Karnataka, pilots eject safely

Chamarajanagar, June 1

A Kiran trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in an open field at a village in the district on Thursday.

However, two pilots on board the aircraft ejected safely before the crash.

The training aircraft, which took off from the air force station in Bengaluru, crashed at Bhogapura village in the morning.

Tejpal and Bhumika sustained minor injuries, district officials said. No casualties were reported.

According to the IAF, the pilots were on a routine training sortie when the accident occurred.

A court of inquiry was ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

“A Kiran trainer aircraft of the IAF crashed near Chamrajnagar, Karnataka today, while on a routine training sortie. Both aircrew ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” the IAF tweeted.

Senior district officials and an IAF team reached the spot.

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