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Two IAF pilots killed in Assam crash (Lead)

Thursday - February 15, 2018 9:16 pm , Category : INDIA
 Two IAF pilots killed in Assam crash (Lead)
Two IAF pilots killed in Assam crash (Lead)

New Delhi/Guwahati Feb 15 (IANS) Two pilots of Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed on Thursday when their microlight aircraft crashed on Assam s Majuli island officials said.



The microlight Virus SW-80 aircraft took off from Air Force Station Jorhat for a routine sortie around 12 noon and crashed shortly on the island police and defence officials said.

The pilots - Wing Commanders J. James and D. Vats - attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sand bar and went up in flames. Both died in the crash.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

--IANS
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