Karnataka: At least two pilots sustained minor injuries after a two-seater training aircraft, reportedly belonging to Redbird Aviation, made an emergency landing near Sambra airport in Belagavi after technical glitches encountered during the flight.
"The landing was prompted by technical glitches encountered during the flight. Both pilots sustained minor injuries and have been transported to an Air Force hospital for medical attention," officials said.
The training aircraft VT-RBF belonged to Redbird Institute and took off from the Sambra Airport in Belagavi and was on routine sortie.
Belagavi District Fire Officer, Shashidhar Neelagar, stated that the incident took place at 9:40 am. As soon as the airport authorities were informed, a water tanker and a rescue team were rushed to the spot.
"We found the training aircraft crash landed on agricultural land. The pilot is safe and he has been sent to the hospital," he said.
The arrival of the technical team is awaited and the team will ascertain the exact cause for the emergency crash landing, he stated.