Army Trainer Aircraft Carrying 2 Trainee Pilots Crashes Near Gaya in Bihar, Occupants Safe
Villagers noticed the trainer aircraft falling down, rushed to the spot and pulled the cadets out.
Gaya: An aircraft of the Indian Army’s Officers’ Training Academy with two trainee pilots on board, crashed on Friday shortly after take off, reported news agency ANI quoting a senior official. Fortunately, both pilots were safe, according to Bangajeet Saha, the Director of Gaya International Airport. He said the crash took place in fields adjoining a village under Bodh Gaya block, when the pilots tried to make an emergency landing.
Villagers noticed the trainer aircraft falling down, rushed to the spot and pulled the cadets out. They were taken away by Army personnel who arrived soon afterwards. Debris of the crashed plane was also collected by them.
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#WATCH | An aircraft of the Indian Army’s Officers’ Training Academy in Gaya, Bihar today crashed soon after taking off during training. Both the pilots in the aircraft are safe.
Video source: Local village population pic.twitter.com/gauLWCrfxN
— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2022
“The nature of the technical fault that might have caused the crash will be known only upon examination by experts,” the airport director said.
(Based on agency inputs)
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