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Two IAF pilots killed as trainer aircraft crashes in Telangana; Court of Inquiry ordered


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Medak, (Telangana): In a tragic incident, two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed after the Pilatus PC 7 MK II trainer aircraft crashed near Toopran in Medak district on Monday.

The trainer aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie from Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal here.

In a post on ‘X’, IAF said ‘A Pilatus PC 7 Mk II aircraft met with an accident today morning during a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad.

It is with deep regret that the IAF confirms both pilots onboard the aircraft sustained fatal injuries. No damage to any civil life or property has been reported.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.’

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