2 Suryakiran aircraft of IAF crash at Yelahanka airbase, pilots safe


Bengaluru: Two Suryakiran aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru on Tuesday but the pilots are believed to be safe.

This incident comes days ahead of Aero India show which is slated for February 20-24 in Bengaluru.

According to reports the aircraft were part of the aerobatic display team that is currently in the city.

The crash occurred when two of the aircraft suffered a head-on collision during a rehearsal. The pilots ejected safely and are undergoing treatment at a medical facility at the airbase.

Media reports said one civilian was hurt following the crash.

Eyewitnesses said two ejections were seen from the aircraft. The crash is an addition to a series of aircraft crashes witnessed over the recent past involving various aircraft of the IAF.

A  Mirage 2000 aircraft of the IAF had crashed in Bengaluru on February 1.

The crash resulted in the death of Squadron Leader Negi and Squadron Leader Abrol.

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