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2 IAF pilots killed after Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft crashed in Telangana; Rajnath Singh expresses anguish

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Telangana, Dec 4: Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in action when their Pilatus trainer aircraft crashed at 8:55 am on Monday during training at Air Force Academy, Dindigul in Telangana.

The pilots include an instructor and one cadet, said Indian Air Force officials.

“A Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft met with an accident today morning during a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad. It is with deep regret that the IAF confirms both pilots onboard the aircraft sustained fatal injuries. No damage to any civil life or property has been reported. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” IAF added.

Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh expressed anguish by the accident.

Taking to X, Singh wrote, “Anguished by this accident near Hyderabad. It is deeply saddening that two pilots have lost their lives. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the bereaved families.”

A Court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the aircraft crash.

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