Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots Squadron leader Siddharth Negi and Squadron leader Sameer Abrol, were killed on Friday (Feb 1) after a Mirage 2000 trainer fighter aircraft on a test sortie crashed at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport in Bengaluru. An enquiry into the incident will be ordered, the defence ministry said.
“Today morning, a Mirage 2000 trainer aircraft on an acceptance sortie after upgrade crashed at HAL airport, Bengaluru. Both occupants sustained fatal injuries. Further details are awaited. An investigation into the cause of the accident is being ordered,” a statement by the defence ministry said.
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24 July, 2019