IAF Jets crash: Body of Wing Commander Sarathi arrives for last rites in Belagavi
Belagavi, January 29: On Sunday afternoon, the body of the Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi arrived. His body arrived a day after he was killed in a plane crash between Sukhoi-30MKI and Mirage-2000 aircraft in Madhya Pradesh.
The two combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during they were in a training mission in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. The crash resulted in the death of Wing Commander Sarathi while two other pilots ejected safely. Sarathi's body was flown in by a special IAF plane and it will be later taken to his home in Ganeshpur.
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A pall of gloom has descended at the residence, the Wing Commander Sarathi was 35-year-old pilot is survived by his wife, a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son. His family members are in shock with the untimely demise
The IAF officer comes from a defence background. Sarathi's father Revansiddappa Sarathi is a retired honorary captain and brother Praveen Sarathi is a serving Group Captain.
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- With inputs from agencies