Two killed, one injured in Hyderabad Cessna crash

September 8th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sept 8 (ANI): A trainee pilot and an instructor, on board a two-seater Cessna got killed on Monday when it crashed in a residential area in Hyderabad.

One resident was also injured in the crash.

The Cessna 152 aircraft crashed in the Sanath Nagar west area as soon as it took off from Begumpet airport. The aircraft crashed into an electric pole in the residential area.

The aircraft belonged to the Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy.

“The incident happened when the aircraft was approaching to land. The same flight had safe landings earlier today,” said S.N. Reddy, the CEO of Andhra Pradesh Aviation Academy, soon after the incident.

According to eyewitness, the aircraft caught flames as soon as it crashed, which led to the trainee pilot’’s death on the spot. The instructor, who was flying along with the trainee, succumbed on his way to the Gandhi hospital. (ANI)

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