WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 19, 2019, 12.23 PM
Two Surya Kiran aircraft practising for the upcoming Aero India air show collided in Bengaluru Tuesday, leading to the death of one pilot.
The two planes were carrying a total of three pilots — one of the planes had a co-pilot but only two pilots were able to eject.
The crash took place at Bengaluru's Yelahanka air base.
Bengaluru Police added that a civilian was also hurt in the crash.
Inidan Air Force (IAF) on 2 aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crashed today in Bengaluru during rehearsal for #AeroIndia2019: Three pilots were occupants. Two pilots ejected and have been evacuated to the Command Hospital. Third pilot sustained fatal injuries. pic.twitter.com/eSjZPvipAr
Spot visuals: Two aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crashed today at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru, during rehearsal for #AeroIndia2019. One civilian hurt. Both pilots ejected, the debris has fallen near ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area. #Karnatakapic.twitter.com/SaQ5NznTjF