Published On: Thu, Feb 15th, 2018

IAF microlite crashes in Assam, two pilots killed

New Delhi/Guwahati: Tragedy hit the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday when two of its pilots were killed as the microlight aircraft they were flying crashed on Assam’s Majuli island.

Sadly, both the pilots died in the crash

According to defence officials, the microlight Virus SW-80 aircraft took off from Air Force Station Jorhat for a routine sortie around 12 noon and crashed shortly on the island.

Sources said that the pilots – Wing Commanders J James and D Vats – attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sand bar and went up in flames.

Sadly, both the pilots died in the crash, said the official.

He said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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