Pilot killed after trainer aircraft crashes in UP’s Azamgarh

Aircraft belonged to Centre-run flying-training institute Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi

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A pilot was killed after the four-seater trainer aircraft he was flying crashed near Kushwapurawa village of Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh on Monday (September 21).

Police said the aircraft, used for training pilots, lost height all of a sudden and crashed into a field around 11.30 am.

The aircraft belonged to the Centre-run flying-training institute Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi (IGRUA), located in Amethi, the sources said.

Azamgarh Police said its personnel and senior officials were at the spot overseeing the rescue and relief operation.

The village head reportedly informed the local administration about the crash.

More details are awaited.

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