Kolkata, Feb 13 (PTI) A Hawk trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Kalaikunda in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district during a training sortie on Tuesday, a Defence official said.

Both the pilots ejected safely, he said.

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The plane crashed near the Kalaikunda Air Force Station while returning from the training sortie, he said.

A court of inquiry has been constituted to find out the cause of the accident.

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The official said there was no loss of life or damage to civilian property in the accident.

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