Indian Air Force ML-130 Crashed in Baghpat, Uttar Prades. An Indian Air Force plane crash-landed near Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
Both the pilots ejected safely and are reported to be safe. The incident at around 10 am, took place in the thickets of Ranchad in Binauli area.
The ML-130 microlight plane had taken off from the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad and was reportedly participating in a drill for Air Force Day.
Rishirendra Kumar, the District Magistrate of Bagpat said that barring the nose of the aircraft there were no other damages.
“The plane nosedived and is hanging upside down in between the trees. IAF officials are on the spot along with me and they are doing the needful” he was quoted by news agency IANS.
An @IAF_MCC Microlight aircraft crash lands near #Baghpat. Both pilots are safe, aircraft took off from #Hindan #IAF Station Ghaziabad. Court of Inquiry has been set up. It was flown by a lady pilot. pic.twitter.com/KyzjD6Lcf6
— Ashutosh Bhatia (@ashutitikshu) October 5, 2018
The airport authorities have ordered a probe into the crash
However, this is not the first crash reported this year. On 4 September, an IAF plane MiG-27 Fighter Jet crashed in an empty field in Dewliya village near Banad in Jodhpur, Rajasthan due to a technical snag. The pilot escaped unhurt.
In June 2018, a MiG-21 fighter plane had crashed in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra and the pilot was found dead. In November 2017, another IAF MiG-27 fighter plane’s tyre burst while landing, after which it got stuck on the runway at Jodhpur airport, The Times of India had reported.