Two Indian fighter jets crash after collision in Bengaluru

20 Février, 2019, 18:45 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Two Indian fighter jets crash after collision in Bengaluru

Terrifying footage shows the very moment two jets from the Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran aerobatic team collide mid-air, as well as the aftermath of the crash in which one pilot had died. Two other pilots ejected and were taken to a hospital.

The 12th edition of the 5-day Aero India 2019 show commenced at Yelahanka air force station in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

The Indian media while quoting, Wing Commander, Praful Bakshi, said, "Carrying out formation aerobatics is extremely risky, and requires hours and hours of practice".

A pilot has been killed and two others injured in a high-speed aircraft collision that saw two planes plummet to the ground.

The microlight plane crashed soon taking off for a routine sortie from Johrat airbase in Assam state.

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"I don't see any scandal what I see is a very good aircraft which has been purchased by Government of India and which comes probably to fly here in the sky of Bengaluru and which will join Indian Air Force within six months", he said, according to news agency ANI.

M.N Reddi, director general of police in Karnataka said: 'One Indian Air Force pilot has unfortunately lost his life.

Most of the accidents involve Soviet-era MIGs unflatteringly dubbed "flying coffins".

A Mirage 2000 trainer crashed in the southern city of Bengaluru on February 1, killing two pilots.

India is investing billions of dollars to modernise its its decades-old fleet.


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