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Indian Air Force plane crashes near Jharkhand border in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, pilots injured

As per reports, severely injured pilots have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Koraput (Odisha) [ Updated: March 20, 2018 14:58 IST ]
Indian Air Force plane crashes near Jharkhand border in
Indian Air Force plane crashes near Jharkhand border in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, pilot injured

An Indian Air Force plane crashed near the Odisha-Jharkhand border after taking off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal, official sources said. As per reports, severely injured pilots have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

According to Jamshedpur Senior Superintendent of Police Anup T. Matthew, the plane crashed in Koema Swarnarekha river. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie. 

The exact cause of the accident is not yet clear. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, said the sources. 

 

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