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Two IAF pilots killed in Assam crash

IANS  |  New Delhi/Guwahati 

Two pilots of (IAF) were killed on Thursday when their microlight aircraft crashed on Assam's island, officials said.

The microlight Virus SW-80 aircraft took off from Air Force Station Jorhat for a routine sortie around 12 noon and crashed shortly on the island, police and defence officials said.

The pilots - Wing Commanders and

- attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sand bar and went up in flames. Both died in the crash.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:16 IST
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