IAF plane crashes in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh, Pilot ejected safely

A video of the accident site revealed the wreckage of the aircraft in Bhind’s Mankabad village. Smoke can be observed billowing from the ruins of the trainer jet half-buried in the ground.

On Thursday, an Indian Air Force trainer aircraft crashed in Madhya Pradesh in the Bhind district. The pilot has been wounded in the crash but is safe, Bhind superintendent Manoj Kumar Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector this morning. The pilot ejected safely. An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” the Indian Air Force said in a statement.

A video of the accident site revealed the wreckage of the aircraft in Bhind’s Mankabad village. Smoke can be observed billowing from the ruins of the trainer jet half-buried in the ground. Another video taken on a mobile phone displayed chief pilot Abhilash gliding down as he was harmlessly discharged from the aircraft with the help of a parachute.

 

Locals crowded around the crash site at the noise of the explosion. Bhind police and Air Force officials hastened to the scene as soon as they obtained the information. The area has been cordoned off to scatter the crowd.

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