An aircraft with two trainee pilots on board crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat district on Saturday, police said.
The charred body of a man was found in the mountains of Lanji and Kirnapur areas, about 40 km from the Balaghat district headquarters, near the crash site, Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh told PTI in the evening.
He said efforts are on to identify the body while a search is on for the woman trainee pilot who is missing.
Balaghat SP Sameer Saurabh said, “The aircraft was found crashed in Bhakku Tola village in Kirnapur hills of Balaghat. When a rescue team reached the spot, the officials recovered two bodies — trainee pilot Rukshanka and plane’s instructor Mohit Kumar.”
He said the plane took off in the afternoon from Birsi airport in Gondia district of Maharashtra.
Confirming the incident, Birsi airstrip controller Kamlesh Meshram said the plane's last location Kirnapur, Balaghat at 3.45pm.
“The reason of crash is yet to be known but it might have happened due to bad weather as hailstorm was happening in Balaghat,” he added.
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