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Trainee Aircraft Operated By The Baramati-based Carver Aviation Academy crashes Near Pune, Pilot Suffer Injuries

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

An aircraft operated by the Baramati-based Carver Aviation Academy crashed near Indapur, Pune on Tuesday. The trainee pilot has suffered injuries. He has been rushed to a hospital in Baramati.

More details of the incident is awaited.

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Earlier,  An aircraft operated by Carver Aviation Academy had crashed into the Nira river flowing between Mekhali and Gokali villages on the Baramati – Phaltan border. Flying instructor Lokesh Parsotya and trainee Akansha Kashyap escaped with minor injuries.

The aircraft was pulled out of the river using a crane. The aviation ministry was informed about the incident.

The aircraft had crashed after it bumped into an overhead electric wire. Local residents rushed to the spot and rescued Parsotya and Kashyap from the accident site. The two were admitted to a private hospital.

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On February 1, 2019, a Mirage-2000 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Airport killing both the pilots, a Defence official had confirmed.

Though the pilots made a bid to eject, they were caught in the flames as the plane crashed with a huge explosion, the official added.

"This morning, a Mirage 2000 trainer aircraft on an acceptance sortie after upgrade crashed at the HAL Airport, Bengaluru," a Defence public relation officer said in a statement.

"Both occupants sustained fatal injuries. Further details are awaited. The investigation into the cause of the accident is being ordered," he added.

The pilots were identified as Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi, both from Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment.

An eye-witness said the plane went up in flames as it crashed with an explosion and thick smoke billowed from the spot, leaving passersby and residents living around the airport in a shock.

(With inputs from agencies)