Patna, (Bihar, India), January 28 (KMS): An aircraft of Indian Army Officers Training Academy crashed on Friday in Gaya district of Bihar shortly after take-off.
Indian media quoting Bangajeet Saha, the Director of Gaya International Airport, reported that both trainee pilots were safe.
Saha said the crash took place in fields adjoining a village under Bodh Gaya block, when the pilots tried to make an emergency landing.
Villagers noticed the trainer aircraft falling down, rushed to the spot and pulled the cadets out. They were taken away by Army personnel who arrived soon afterwards. Debris of the crashed plane was also collected by them.
“The nature of the technical fault that might have caused the crash will be known only upon examination by experts, the airport director said. KMS—22M