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Instructor, trainee pilot killed as small plane crashes near Maharashtra’s Gondia

The instructor and the trainee pilot of the aircraft DA42 were killed in the crash near Gondia in Maharashtra.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2017 14:55 IST
Two people were killed in the crash.
Two people were killed in the crash. (AP File Photo/Representative image)

Two people were killed on Wednesday when a small training aircraft crashed into a river near Gondia in Maharashtra.

The instructor and the trainee pilot of the aircraft DA42 were killed in the crash that happened in the morning, sources said.

Specific details about the plane could not be immediately ascertained.

The plane was on a training sortie for the National Flying Training Institute, Gondia, and it lost contact with the Mumbai Air Traffic Controller (ATC) at around 0940 hours, sources said.

Senior trainer Rajan Gupta and student Shivani were in the plane and there were no survivors, sources added.

The incident happened at Kirori Tehsil which is around 40km from Gondia, they added.

Sources also said that the aircraft broke into three and oil spill was visible in the Wainganga river at Mahalgao-Deori in Gondia district of Vidarbha where it collapsed.

The accident happened at Kirori Tehsil which is around 40km from Gondia.

Further details are awaited.