The aircraft reportedly crashed at the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border. (Representative image) Photograph: (AFP)
A flight instructer and a trainee pilot were killed after the aircraft they were travelling in crashed into a river near the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border.
The National Flying Training Institute (NFTI) aircraft crashed into the Vainganga river in Maharashtra's Gondia district after developing a technical snag.
The incident took place at around 9:30 am, news agencies quoted the police as saying. The flight instructer, Captain Rajan Gupta, was reportedly accompanying trainee Hemashree on a solo test sortie.
Rescue and police teams have rushed to the spot and efforts are on to locate the victims.