An Indian Air Force trainer plane crashed in an open field in Karnataka's Chamarajnagar on Thursday, June 1. The jet was being commanded by two pilots who escaped after ejecting with parachutes. The training aircraft, which took off from the air force station in Bengaluru crashed this morning at Bhogapura village.
The pilots, Tejpal and Bhumika, sustained minor injuries but escaped with their lives, district officials said. No casualties were reported.
According to IAF, the pilots were on a routine training sortie when the incident occurred. A court of inquiry was ordered to ascertain the cause of accident.
"A Kiran trainer aircraft of the IAF crashed near Chamrajnagar, Karnataka today, while on a routine training sortie. Both aircrew ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the Indian Air Force said in a statement.
Senior district officials and an IAF team reached the spot.
Trainer Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Belagavi
A two-seater trainer aircraft belonging to Redbird Flight Training Academy made an emergency landing in a farmland near Honnihal village, 7km from Sambra airport in Belagavi on Tuesday due to technical glitches. No casualties were reported as the pilot managed to land the aircraft with a controlled speed.
The aircraft was on a training sortie when it developed a technical snag. The pilot, who sustained minor injuries, was taken to a hospital for treatment. The aircraft was later towed to the airport. (With PTI inputs)