A trainee aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday crashed in Andhra Pradesh’s Medak district, killing two instructors.
The mishap occurred at about 9.45 am when the HPT-32 training aircraft belonging to Air Force Academy Dundigal (located on the city’s outskirts) crashed in an open ground at Annaram village of Jinnaram Mandal near the academy, a senior police officer said.
“The trainee plane took off from the Dundigal academy at 9 am and as per preliminary reports it crashed while landing at the academy at about 9.45 am,” Medak District Superintendent of Police M Kanta Rao said.
Two instructors Ritin Jain and Chaturvedi were killed on the spot, the police officer said adding that the exact cause of the crash was not known yet.
Senior Air Force officials rushed to the spot and were carrying out further investigations, he said.