HAL HJT-16 Kiran aircraft which took off from Hakimpet Air Force station crashed in Telangana's Bahupeta; pilot escapes miraculously

A aircraft which took off from Hakimpet Air Force station crashed in Bahupeta in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, Telangana in crashed and burst into flames. However, the pilot miraculously escaped and sustained minor injuries. Reports said that the pilot has been taken to a hospital.

Even though reports could not confirm other details of the crash, footage from the crash site showed the charred remains of the aircraft.

Indian Air Force PRO, Anupam Banerjee told ANI, "A Kiran aircraft which took off from Hakimpet Air Force Station on a routine training mission crashed today (Wednesday) morning. The trainee pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident."

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Further details are awaited.

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Updated Date: Nov 28, 2018 15:56:19 IST

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