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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
24-November-2017 18:41 IST
IAF Kiran MK-IA Aircraft Crashes

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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