Two IAF air crafts collided in Karnataka on Tuesday while rehearsing an aerobatic show, killing one pilot and injuring two others, Police Official confirms.
“One Indian Air Force pilot has unfortunately lost his life. Two others were injured and shifted to hospital, but are said to be out of danger,” said MN Reddi, DG police, Karnataka.
The two Hawk planes, the colliding aircrafts, were the part of the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Display Team, scheduled to perform at Aero India 2019, a five-day airshow expected to attract nearly 500 Indian and foreign aviation firms and defense contractors.
It’s the second incident with in a month. A Mirage 2000 trainer, got crashed in the southern city of Bengaluru on February 1, killing two pilots.