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IAF aircraft crashes, 2 pilots killed

March 18, 2006 12:02 IST
Last Updated: March 18, 2006 12:33 IST


Two pilots of Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran aerobatics team were killed when their plane crashed on the outskirts of Bidar in north Karnataka on Saturday, police said.

The pilots killed have been identified as Squadron Leader S Singh and Wing Commander D Bhatia.

The mishap occurred when the tail of one plane hit another during the practice, according to initial reports.

The damaged plane crashed into a field in Naubad on the outskirts of Bidar, about 700 km from Bangalore, the reports said. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when the mishap occurred, a spokesman of the IAF told PTI.

An inquiry has been ordered into the crash, he said.



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Sub: Surya kiran crash

Far too many accident ....something is very wrong .how long are we going to loose these brilliant young man. no wonder there are not many ...


Posted by Sumit





Sub: My condolences

We sure have lost two of our brave heroes. Being a crm instructor I would like to emphasise for the persistent effort of Human Factors ...


Posted by namita





Sub: Great loss to the Indian Airforce.

This is a great loss for the IAF as the Surya Kirans are one of the most skilled group of pilots. They are the pride ...


Posted by Avinash





Sub: how sad

very sad... i would urge the indian government to modernize all training facilities immediately and put proper safeguards in place so that such things do ...


Posted by ashish sinha





Sub: Hero's Lost

Unfortunately Once again nation sees the loss of two brave soldiers.....authorities have to investigate in to why the pilots could not get ejected out before ...


Posted by sarath




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