A Kiran MK-IA basic trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed minutes after it took off from Air Force Station Hakimpet on 24 Nov 17 at around 1415 hrs. It was on a routine training mission for the trainee pilot.
It crashed around 35 miles North East of the base. The trainee pilot ejected safely and landed on the ground with minor injuries. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
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