Two pilots Squadron Leader Siddharth Negi and Squadron Leader Sameer Abrol killed after a Mirage 2000 trainer fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Friday morning in Bengaluru. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)-made aircraft crashed at HAL Airport in Bengaluru. The plane crashed in the Yemalur area of Bengaluru around 10.30 am. According to the HAL police, the aircraft was on a test sortie when it crashed on Friday. Three helicopters and two fire engines came to the rescue within minutes of the crash. The Mirage 2000 that crashed today was freshly upgraded at HAL. The 2 young pilots, both Squadron Leaders, were on an acceptance test sortie. UPDATE: IAF now confirmed that both pilots lost their lives after ejection.
The Mirage 2000 that crashed today was freshly upgraded at HAL. The 2 young pilots, both Squadron Leaders, were on an acceptance test sortie. We’ve just received the terribly tragic news that both perished after ejection. pic.twitter.com/iBOLWExqtm
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