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Telangana: Pilatus trainer aircraft crashes, 2 Indian Air Force pilots killed

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Shefali Kohli
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Telangana: Pilatus trainer aircraft crashes, 2 Indian Air Force pilots killed
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Pilatus trainer aircraft crash: Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in action when their Pilatus trainer aircraft crashed at 8:55 during training at Air Force Academy, Dindigul in Telangana. The pilots include an instructor and one cadet: Indian Air Force officials.

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As per the reports, Pilatus trainer aircraft took off from the Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal. One Pilatus PC 7 Mk Il trainer aircraft met with an accident today morning during a routine training sortie from AFA, Hyderabad. 

"It's a Training Aircraft from Dundigul airport. There were two people inside the aircraft, one trainer and a trainee. The airport staff and clue team are on the spot. The fire fighters doused the fire," SP Rohini said.



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"They are trying to find out if there are any survivors. They are combing the area to find if there are body remains. Further details awaited," the SP added.

The reason for the accident is yet to be known. 

Notably, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. is a Swiss aerospace manufacturer specializing in the production of general aviation and military training aircraft. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Stans, Switzerland. Pilatus is known for its commitment to quality, innovation, and precision engineering.

More details awaited. 

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