Aero India 2019: 1 IAF pilot dead as Surya Kiran jets crash during practice in Bengaluru
Feb 19, 2019, 2:10 PM IST
Bengaluru: The Aero India's Surya Kiran aerobatic team collided mid-air at Yelahanka in Bengaluru, killing one pilot out of three. Other two have sustained injuries in the incident. The deceased pilot is identified as Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi. The other two pilots are Wing Commander Vijay Shelke and Squadron leader Tejeshwar Singh.
The two jets spiralled out of control mid-air when they were practising spins. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is in Bengaluru, is rushing to the spot. Senior police officers and fire rescue officials have reached the crash site, which has been cordoned off. Aero India will be held in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24.