Pilot Killed As 2 Jets Of Air Force Aerobatic Team Collide In Bengaluru

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Bengaluru:

Two aircraft of the Suryakiran Air Force team collapsed
The clash took place during the Aero India test session at the Yelahanka air base
The two planes collided with a residential area.

Two aircraft of the Suryakiran Aerospace Team of the Indian Air Force crashed after a collision in the air over the Yelahanka air base in northern Bangalore. One of the three pilots has died. The other two, who were expelled safely, were wounded and taken to the Command Hospital.

The accident occurred around 11:50 in the morning during a rehearsal session before the Aero India show that will open tomorrow in the city. “There were three pilots, one is dead, two are safe with injuries,” MN Reddi, General Director of Police, Fire Services, told the PTI news agency. The air force has ordered an investigation.

A video showed that the two Hawk planes went out of control shortly after a collision in the air, after which two pilots were ejected. It is unclear if the third pilot was able to eject or if his parachute was successfully opened.

“Oh, my God, oh my God,” you can hear a man saying that the jets collided with a bushy area in the ISRO design of Yelahanka, a residential area. The area near the burning planes has been cordoned off by the police.