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After crash, Navy grounds entire fleet of Kiran aircraft

The Navy has a fleet a 20 Kiran aircraft -- 12 Mk-I and eight Mk II aircraft -- which are based in Goa. "As per the standard operating procedure, the aircraft will not fly till the time they are cleared by the Board of Inquiry (BOI) looking into today's mishap," Navy officials said. Hyderabad crash: See map | Navy plane crashes at air showvideo

india Updated: Mar 03, 2010, 20:22 IST
PTI

In the wake of today's aircrash in Hyderabad, the Indian Navy has grounded its entire fleet of Kiran aircraft.

The Navy has a fleet a 20 Kiran aircraft -- 12 Mk-I and eight Mk II aircraft -- which are based in Goa. "As per the standard operating procedure, the aircraft will not fly till the time they are cleared by the Board of Inquiry (BOI) looking into today's mishap," Navy officials said here.

They added that if the probe team found no problems with the aircraft, the fleet would be airborne soon.

A Kiran Mk II aircraft of Navy's Goa-based Sagar Pawan Aerobatic Team (SPAT) today crashed in Hyderabad while
performing at the India Aviation airshow there.

Navy officials added that one civilian and two pilots - Commander S K Maurya and Lt Commander Rahul Nair - were killed in the accident.

Hyderabad crash: See map | Navy plane crashes at air showvideo

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