Bengaluru, February 19: Ahead of the Aero India 2019, a five-day air show starting February 20, two Hawk aircraft of Suryakiran aerobatic team crashed at Yelahanka on Tuesday. According to reports, the aircraft crashed during the rehearsals for the upcoming air show at the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. According to reports, one pilot has been killed while the other managed to eject safely. Aero India, Asia's largest aerospace exhibition will be held in its traditional venue of Bengaluru from February 20 to 24. According to Bengaluru Police, one civilian has been hurt and the debris has fallen near ISRO layout in Yelahanka new town area.
Ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019, at Yelahanka Air Base, in Bengaluru, several aircraft including the Rafale fighter aircraft, Surya Kiran aircraft, the SU-30 fighter aircraft were seen taking a flight during the rehearses.
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#WATCH Two aircraft of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crashed today at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru, during rehearsal for #AeroIndia2019. One civilian hurt. Both pilots ejected, the debris has fallen near ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/gJHWx6OtSm
— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2019
Earlier this month, a trainee aircraft of Carver aviation, a pilot training institute in Maharashtra, crashed near Indapur in Pune. The trainee pilot has been injured in the crash. Reports inform that he has been rushed to a hospital in Baramati. Plane Crash In Pune: Carver Aviation Trainee Aircraft Crashes, Injured Pilot Rushed to Hospital.
In another similar plane crash incident earlier this month, two pilots were killed after a mirage 2000 trainer fighter aircraft of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) crashed at HAL Airport in Bengaluru. At first, both pilots had ejected, but one of them succumbed to his injuries after he had landed on the wreckage of the aircraft.