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Two aircrafts of Indian Air Force’s Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crashed at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru on Tuesday. According to the reports, one pilot has died. The accident took place at around 11:50 am during a rehearsal session.
The aircraft were rehearsing for the Aero India show in Bengaluru. NDTV reported that the two planes crashed mid-air and the pilots ejected safely.
The visuals showed smoke billowing from the crash site. Initial reports said choppers and emergency vehicles have been sent to the site. Search and rescue operation are underway. The debris fell near the ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area, the police said.
Here’s a video that showed thick, black plumes of smoke rising from the airbase and the two jets coming down.
#WATCH Two aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crashed today at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru, during rehearsal for #AeroIndia2019. One civilian hurt. Both pilots ejected, the debris has fallen near ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/gJHWx6OtSm
— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2019