New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, a microlight aircraft crashed in the Army cantonment area in Punjab’s Patiala on Monday. As per updates, an Indian Air Force pilot was killed in the incident. Also Read - Indian Navy's MiG-29K Aircraft Crashes in Goa During Routine Training, Pilot Ejected Safely
The incident happened when the Pipistrel Virus SW 80 trainer aircraft crashed soon after taking off from the Patiala Aviation Club airport. As per the latest update, killed pilot has been identified as Wing Commander GS Cheema. Also Read - Trainee Aircraft Crashes in Sagar District of Madhya Pradesh, Two Killed
Media reports also suggest that two NCC caders have suffered injuries in the incident. To know the exact reason of the accident, a probe has been ordered by the IAF. Also Read - Navy's MiG-29K Fighter Aircraft Crashes in Goa, Pilots Eject Safely
The incident happened just a day after a MiG-29K aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast. However, the pilot of the MiG-29K aircraft managed to eject safely.