Engineer killed, pilot injured after glider crashes at Dumka airport in Jharkhand; cause of crash not known, say police

  • A glider crashed in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Monday, killing the engineer and injuring the pilot on board, police said

  • Thirty-two-year-old engineer Dharmendra Kumar Singh succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Dumka

  • the pilot, Captain JP Singh has been referred to a hospital in West Bengal's Durgapur, Deputy Commissioner Rajeswari B said

Dumka: A glider crashed in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Monday, killing the engineer and injuring the pilot on board, police said.

Thirty-two-year-old engineer Dharmendra Kumar Singh succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Dumka while the pilot, Captain JP Singh has been referred to a hospital in West Bengal's Durgapur, Deputy Commissioner Rajeswari B said.

District Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh told PTI that the glider (light aircraft) crashed at Dumka airport on Monday evening. He said the cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained.

Rajeshwari said the airport, located around four kilometres from Dumka town, has been sealed and experts will investigate the incident on Tuesday.

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Updated Date: Feb 03, 2020 23:16:20 IST