IAF pilot killed as aircraft crashes in Karnataka

January 21st, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was killed Wednesday as the Surya Kiran aircraft he was flying crashed in Bidar town of Karnataka, an official said.The aircraft, part of the IAF Surya Kiran Aerobatic Formation Team (SKAT), was on a routine flight when the incident happened at 8.45 a.m. in Bidar, the IAF official said here.

“The pilot died on the spot and IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident,” the official added.

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