At least two persons were killed when a trainee aircraft of the IAF crashed in Andhra Pradesh’s Medak district.
According to report, the mishap occurred at about 9.45am when the HPT-32 training aircraft belonging to Air Force Academy Dundigal (located on the city’s outskirts) crashed in an open ground at Annaram village of Jinnaram Mandal near the academy, a senior police officer said.
“The trainee plane took off from the Dundigal academy at 9am and as per preliminary reports it crashed while landing at the academy at about 9.45am,” Medak district superintendent of police M Kanta Rao told said.
“Two instructors Ritin Jain and Chaturvedi were killed on the spot,” the police officer said, adding, “the exact cause of the crash was not known yet.”
Senior Air Force officials rushed to the spot and were carrying out further investigations, he said.