IAF plane crashes in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj, Pilot injured

KalingaTV News Network

Baripada:  An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on Tuesday crashed at Mahuladangiri under Neda Police limits in Mayurbhunj district of Odisha. The IAF Hawk jet went down near Subarnarekha River at Odisha-Jharkhand border.

The trainee pilot of the IAF plane has sustained injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital at Bahadagoda in Jhardkhand.

The Hawk aircraft had taken off from Kalaikunda Air Force station in West Bengal’s Kharagpur on a routine training sortie.

Meanwhile, an investigation has been initiated to ascertain the cause of the accident.

This incident comes a month after the Microlight Virus SW-80 helicopter of the Indian Air Force had crashed in Majuli island in Assam.

The crash in Assam killed both the pilots, Wing Commander J James and Wing Commander D Vats.

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