Two Aircraft Of The Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team Crash During The Rehearsal For The Aero India Show

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Two Aircraft of the Surya Kiran aerobatics team has reportedly crashed at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Updated On:

Two Aircraft of the Surya Kiran aerobatics team has reportedly crashed at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.
Update at 4:02 PM:
1 year ago | February 19, 2019 16:03

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the crash.

Update at 1:24 PM
1 year ago | February 19, 2019 13:27

IAF choppers rescue injured pilots. The debris has fallen near ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area.

 

Update at 1:13 PM
1 year ago | February 19, 2019 13:23

Fire rescue officers present at the crash site

Update at 1:06 PM
1 year ago | February 19, 2019 13:15

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman to reach the crash site

Update at 12:56 PM
1 year ago | February 19, 2019 13:12

In an official statement the Indian Air Force said:

"Today morning around 1150h two Hawk aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatic Display Team crashed close to Yelahanka Air Force Base." 

Update at 12:33 PM
1 year ago | February 19, 2019 13:09

Bengaluru Police says, "One civilian hurt. Both pilots have ejected, the debris has fallen near ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area."

 

1 year ago | February 19, 2019 12:51

Two Aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics team have reportedly crashed at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru. 

This crash took place during the rehearsal for the Aero India show being held from February 20 to 24. 

The emergency vehicles are reaching the location and the pilots are reportedly safe. 

The show is being held to display the strengthening of defence cooperation between India and the United States. 

Over 100 United States Department of Defence personnel will be supporting the US delegation at the show.

US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster, who is head of the delegation to the Aero India show, said the United States and India were committed to strengthening defence cooperation, in line with India's status as a major defence partner.
 

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