IAF plane crashes in Odisha; pilot safe

aircraft had taken off from an airbase in Kalaikunda in West Bengal

Yet another Indian Air Force aircraft is now reported to have crashed.

The latest crash is said to have taken place in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha on Tuesday afternoon.

The aircraft has been identified as the Hawk aircraft and it was on a routine training sortie.

The aircraft had taken off from an airbase in Kalaikunda in West Bengal.

However, the pilot, who is a trainee, is safe.

Most likely, a court of inquiry will be instituted to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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