Two jets of the Indian Air Force’s Suryakiran Aerobatic Team came crashing down after they collided in Bengaluru a day before the Aero India show begins in the city.
Two out of the three pilots of the jets have ejected safely, initial reports said. Details of the third pilot are not known so far.
A video showed the two jets coming down, possibly while performing a complex manoeuvre. Another video showed thick, black plumes of smoke rising from the airbase.
“Oh my god, oh my god,” a man can be heard saying as the jets crashed in a bushy area in Yelahanka’s ISRO Layout. The area near the burning jets has been cordoned off by the police.