Two Trainee Pilots Die In Private Plane Crash In Vikarabad, Telangana

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In a tragic incident, two pilots died in a plane crash, on Sunday, Telangana's Vikarabad district, as per sources. The pilot lost control due to strong winds

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Trainee pilot

In a tragic incident, two pilots died in a plane crash, on Sunday, Telangana's Vikarabad district, as per sources. Sources state that the victims have been identified as Prakash Vishal and Amanpreet Kaur. The plane crash-landed near Bantawaram village- 100 km away from Hyderabad. Sources add that the accident occurred after the trainee pilot lost control of the private plane he was flying due to high-speed winds.

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Private plane with trainee pilots crash

Sources report that the plane used for training purposes took off from Hyderabad's Begumpet airport and was in the air for 45 minutes before the mishap occurred. Sources report that the Cessna aircraft's engine failed and crashed. The pilots reportedly pilots tried to land the flight safely for 10 minutes but failed to do so. The pilots belonged to Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy in Hyderabad and were reportedly flew the plane as a part of their morning training.

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IAF plane crashes in Bhutan

Previously on September 27, a chopper belonging to the Indian Military Training Team crashed near Younphula in Bhutan at 1:00 pm. According to an official statement, the helicopter radio and visual contact soon after 1:00 pm. It was on its way for duty from Khirmu (Arunachal Pradesh) to Younphula. The Ground Search and Rescue (SAR) operation was launched immediately from Younphula and the wreckage of the chopper was located.

The single-engine Cheetah Helicopter was piloted by one Indian and one Royal Bhutanese Army pilots. The Indian Army pilot who died in the crash was of the Lt Col (Lieutenant colonel) rank while the other was a Bhutanese Army pilot training with the Indian Army. Sources said that the chopper crashed into the hill near Khentongmani, Younphula as it was about to land. Sources added that the weather was heavily foggy.

THE LAST SALUTE: IAF bids adieu to the 13 fallen airforce warriors who were aboard the AN-32 aircraft at Assam Jorhat Airbase

IAF loses contact with AN-32 aircraft

The Indian Air force had lost contact with an AN-32 Aircraft on June 3, which was overdue to arrive at the Menchuka Advanced Landing Ground at Arunachal Pradesh. The aircraft which was a  transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, made the last contact with ground sources at 1 PM after taking off from the Jorhat airbase in Assam at 12:25 PM. There had reportedly been no contact since. All 13 persons on board the aircraft were air warriors - 8 crew and 5 passengers, who died when the wreckage was found a few weeks later.

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