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IAF trainer aircraft crashes near Hyderabad, pilot safe

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad/New Delhi 

A trainer aircraft of the (IAF) crashed at Keesara near today, the police said.

The pilot of the aircraft is safe, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat told PTI.

A of Inquiry (CoI) will ascertain the cause of the crash, an Air Force official in said.

"Around 11.45 am today, a Kiran aircraft, which got airborne from Air Force Station Hakimpet in for a routine training mission with a trainee Flight Cadet, crashed. The pilot is safe," the Air Force official said.

Bhagwat said officials took the pilot away and added that the aircraft caught fire after it crashed.

"We called up fire tenders and the fire was extinguished," he said, and added that the accident site was an "isolated place".

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 15:02 IST