The Hush Post, New Delhi: Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed when a microlight aircraft they were travelling in crashed in Assam’s Majuli region on Thursday.
Air Force sources said the pilots were Wing Commander-rank officers.
The police in Assam have also confirmed the deaths, according to a news agency.
Officials said the accident took place around noon minutes shortly after the pilots took off from Jorhat’s airport, also known as Rworiah airport.
The aircraft was reported to have crashed about 20 km away, at Majuli island, counted among the world’s biggest river island.
A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
The Indian Air Force maintains several smaller aircraft including microlight planes as part of an adventure cell.