- IAF pilots get their first training on the Pilatus PC 7 Mk II, which is a single-engine plane.
- Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told the families of the pilots that he was sorry for their loss.
A trainer plane crashed in Telangana’s Medak district today, killing two Indian Air Force pilots. A probe has been sent to find out what caused the accident.
The accident happened after the plane took off from the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Hyderabad for a normal training mission, the Air Force said. There was a trainer and a trainee pilot in the plane when it crashed, and they both died.
A Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft met with an accident today morning during a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad. It is with deep regret that the IAF confirms both pilots onboard the aircraft sustained fatal injuries. No damage to any civil life or property has been…
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 4, 2023
“An accident happened this morning with a Pilatus PC 7 Mk II while it was on a routine training flight from AFA, Hyderabad.” It is with great sadness that the Indian Air Force confirms that both pilots on board the plane died from their injuries. The IAF said this on X (formerly Twitter).
IAF pilots get their first training on the Pilatus PC 7 Mk II, which is a single-engine plane. A court of inquiry has been set up by the Air Force to find out what went wrong.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh told the families of the pilots that he was sorry for their loss. This accident near Hyderabad makes me very angry. Tragically, two pilots have died. “During this sad time, my thoughts are with the families of the deceased,” he said.