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IAF's Hawk aircraft crashes near the Odisha-Jharkhand border, pilot ejects safely

PTI
Published Mar 20, 2018, 3:08 pm IST
Updated Mar 20, 2018, 3:08 pm IST
The aircraft took off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal, officials said.
A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, said the sources. (Photo: ANI)
 A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, said the sources. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: A Hawk aircraft of Indian Air Force on Monday was crashed near the Odisha-Jharkhand border after taking off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal, official sources said.

The trainee pilot flying the aircraft ejected safely, they said.

 

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, said the sources.

Hawk is an advanced trainer jet.

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