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  News   Nation  01 Feb 2019  IAF Mirage aircraft crashes at HAL airport, 1 pilot dead, another critical: Police

IAF Mirage aircraft crashes at HAL airport, 1 pilot dead, another critical: Police

PTI
Published Feb 1, 2019, 1:14 pm IST
Updated Feb 1, 2019, 1:38 pm IST
A Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at the HAL Airport here Friday killing a pilot on the spot....
IAF Mirage aircraft crashes at HAL airport
 IAF Mirage aircraft crashes at HAL airport

Bengaluru, Feb 1: A Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at the HAL Airport here Friday killing a pilot on the spot and leaving another critically injured, police said. "The body of one of the pilots is completely charred while the second pilot is in a serious condition," a police officer at the HAL Airport police station said.

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The HAL, in a statement, said the incident occurred at 10.30 am during a sortie. Theplane went up in flames as it crashed with an explosion and thick smoke billowed from the spot, leaving passersby and residents living around the airport in a shock. Firefighters and the ground staff at the HAL airport swung into action to douse the flames.

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru
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