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2 pilots killed after trainer aircraft crashes at Vikarabad district in Telangana

The pictures showed the mangled remains of the aircraft lying in a field.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2019 16:33 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service
Hyderabad
The scene from the crash site. (ANI photo)
The scene from the crash site. (ANI photo)
         

Two pilots were killed when a trainer aircraft crashed in Vikarabad district near Hyderabad on Sunday, police said.

The accident occurred in the afternoon when aircraft crashed during a training sortie in the cotton fields at Sultanpur village, about 100 km from Hyderabad.

Both pilots, including a woman, were killed. One of them was identified as Prakash Vishal.

Both were students of Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy. The aircraft had taken off from Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad and was on a training sortie.

The pilot apparently lost control of the aircraft and crashed into the fields.

Police rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. Officials of the Aviation Academy also rushed to the accident site.