An aircraft of the Indian Army’s Officers’ Training Academy in Gaya, Bihar on Friday crashed soon after taking off during training due to a technical glitch. Both the pilots in the aircraft are safe, officials said. The two-seater aircraft M-102 was being used by the Air Force Station of Gaya for training purposes.
The official said that there were two pilots, one of whom was undergoing training in the aircraft when a technical glitch arose. The two pilots managed to land the aircraft in the agricultural field in the Bagdaha Beli Ahar village under Bodh Gaya police station. The training had started in the OTA ground on Friday morning from where it took off.
Gaya City Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar confirmed the incident. He said that both pilots were safe and the aircraft did not suffer much damage. The IAF officials have taken the aircraft to their base.
Following the incident, the IAF officials rushed to the accident site and removed the aircraft. A large number of villagers also assembled at the place, who demanded compensation for the crop loss due to an emergency landing.