Ministry of Defence

Surya Kiran Aircraft Crash

Posted On: 19 FEB 2019 5:51PM by PIB Delhi

Today morning around 1150 hrs, two Hawk aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team crashed close to Yelahanka Air Force base.  These aircraft were carrying out practice for the forthcoming Aero India 2019 air show.  Out of the three aircrew of the aircraft, WgCdr VT Shelke and SqnLdr TJ Singh ejected.  However, Wg Cdr Sahil Gandhi sustained fatal injuries.  The two aircrew have been airlifted toAir Force Command Hospital, Bengaluru.  A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident.






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