Published On : Fri, Oct 5th, 2018

IAF’s Microlight Aircraft Crashes in Baghpat; Pilots Eject Safely

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) microlight aircraft crashed in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. Both the pilots ejected safely.

Meanwhile, more details are awaited.

Earlier in February, in a similar incident, two IAF pilots were killed when a microlight aircraft they were travelling in crashed in Assam’s Majuli region. The pilots were Wing Commander-rank officers.

The two pilots were identified as Wing Commander Jai Paul James and Wing Commander D Vats, Tezpur-based defence spokesperson Lt. Colonel Harshvardhan Pande told news agency PTI.

In another incident, an IAF MiG 27 had crashed near Banad area of Jodhpur in Rajasthan on September 4 while, a Chetak Ch442 had earlier crash landed at INS Rajali in Tamil Nadu’s Arakkonam.