Two IAF pilots killed in crash in Assam

PTI
Thursday, 15 February 2018

The micro-light aircraft crashed soon after it took off from the Jorhat air base on a routine sortie around noon, they said.
The wreckage of the plane has been sighted and a court of inquiry ordered, the officials said.

New Delhi: Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in a plane crash near Jorhat in Assam today, official sources said. 

The micro-light aircraft crashed soon after it took off from the Jorhat air base on a routine sortie around noon, they said.
The wreckage of the plane has been sighted and a court of inquiry ordered, the officials said. 

Police in the island district confirmed the incident and the deaths.

The incident took place at Sumoimari Chapori, a police officer said, adding that Defence and IAF personnel were on their way to Majuli.

It is suspected that the crash took place due to technical reasons, the officer added.

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