Dhenkanal: A trainer aircraft reportedly crashed at Birasal airstrip in Dhenkanal of Odisha this afternoon. The mishap took place when the trainer got out of the track of the runaway due to some technical glitches, said sources.
Sources said that there was only one pilot on board when the accident took place. The 24-year-old pilot has been identified as Karan Mallick. He sustained some inured following the accident following which he was taken to the Birasal Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment.
Meanwhile, a team of fire personnel and a fire brigade were rushed to the spot to meet any eventuality, if occurs.
It is to be noted here that a woman trainee pilot along with her instructor was killed after a two-seater aircraft crashed at Birasal airstrip in June, 2020.