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Aircraft crash kills two trainee pilots in Telangana village

While flying over Sultanpur village in Vikarabad district, the flight went out of control and after toppling in the air several times, it crashed, according to preliminary investigation.

Published: 06th October 2019 02:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2019 02:41 PM   |  A+A-

Telangana plane crash

Mangled remains of the trainee aircraft that crashed into cotton fields at Sultanpur village in Vikarabad district of Telangana.

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Two persons died when the trainee aircraft that they were flying crashed in a cotton field at Sultanpur village in Vikarabad district, around 100 km from Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon. The victims are yet to be identified. 

The aircraft belonged to a private flying institute based at Hyderabad and was on a sortie when the incident took place.

According to preliminary information, the aircraft took off from Begumpet airport with two trainers on board. While flying over Sultanpur village in Bantwaram Mandal in Vikarabad district, the flight went out of control and after toppling in the air several times, it crashed into the fields. Farmers and villagers rushed to the crash site and also alerted the police.

Police found two persons on board were dead. A team from the Department of Civil aviation also rushed to the spot from Begumpet airport. The area was cordoned off for further investigation.

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