Indian Air Force HAL HJT-16 Kiran crashes in Hyderabad

Indian Air Force HAL HJT-16 Kiran crashes in Hyderabad

An Indian Air Force (IAF) HAL HJT-16 Kiran trainer aircraft crashed near Purietta village at Yadagiriguda district. HAL HJT-16 Kiran took off from Hakimpet Air Force station on a training mission and crashed in an open area at around 11.45 am. However, the pilot miraculously escaped and sustained minor injuries. Reports said that the pilot has been taken to a hospital.

The pilot has been identified as Yogesh from Uttar Pradesh.

“A Kiran aircraft which took off from Air Force Station, Hakimpet on a routine training mission crashed today morning. The trainee pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) will investigate the cause of the accident,” said G Surendra Babu, spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence.

“The pilot was flying solo and the flight was manufactured by HAL Bengaluru, designed in 1960 and IAF use the flight for training missions. The crash could either be due to the pilot’s mistake or due to maintenance issues. Earlier times also there has been crashed,” IAF sources told Deccan Chronicle.

This is the second training aircraft to crash within Hyderabad city limits in the last eight days.

On November 21, a training aircraft flying from Begumpet airport crashed into a field in Mokila village near Hyderabad’s Shankarpally. The pilot of that flight 30-year-old Bharat Bhushan is pursuing aviation training at the Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy at Begumpet, he escaped the crash with a minor injury to his left eye.

The Kiran MK2 aircraft manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a two-seat jet trainer and crashed near Purietta village at Yadagiriguda district. “The flight crashed at Bhowpet open land and no one was affected. The fire department put out the fire and the pilot sustained only a small injury. The IAF doctors arrived in a helicopter and airlifted him base to their base,” said Mahesh M Baghwath, Rachakonda Police Commissioner to TNM.

An alarming number of INDIAN AIR FORCE Aircraft Crash in last 9 month. There have been at least 14 crashes in nine months so far this year. Here are details of crash happened this year

  • March 20: A Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) from Kalaikunda in West Bengal crashed into the Subarnarekha River. Pilot safe.
  •  April 3: Indian Air Force’s MI-17 helicopter crashes while landing near Kedarnath temple reportedly injuring its six occupants. The helicopter was carrying eight people — six passengers, the co-pilot and the pilot.
  • May 23: Cheetah helicopter crashes in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir. Crew and passengers safe.
  • June 05: Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, flying a Jaguar from the maritime strike squadron in Jamnagar, Gujarat, is killed when his plane crashes. AOC Chauhan navigated his failing aircraft beyond a village to crash into a field. He is the most senior IAF person to be killed in recent crashes.
  • june 27IAF Su-30MKI fighter jet Crashed in an open farm field near Pimpalgaon Baswant town in Nashik, Maharashtra. No casualties have been reported yet. Both pilots are said to have ejected safely.
  • July 11: Flying Officer Deepak Kandpal ejects safely from his MiG-27 that crashed into a residential area in Jodhpur. There were no fatalities.
  • July 18: Squadron Leader Meet Kumar is killed when his MiG-21 from Pathankot crashes in Himachal’sKangra district. He was a poster boy for the IAF, starring in promotional videos saying that “I am one with my MiG-21”.
  • September 4:  Indian Air Force MiG-27 Crashes near Devalia village, Jodhpur
  • October 5Indian Air Force ML-130 Crashed in Baghpat, Uttar Prades
  • November 28: Indian Air Force HAL HJT-16 Kiran crashes in Hyderabad

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