Trainer aircraft crash lands at Babatpur, pilot safe

Trainer aircraft crash lands at Babatpur, pilot safe

Trainer aircraft crash lands at Babatpur, pilot safe

Varanasi: A trainer aircraft of Indira Gandhi Training Institute, Rae Bareli, crashed due to under-carriage while landing at Babatpur Airport on Monday afternoon. The trainee pilot had a narrow escape in this crash. The air traffic remained affected for an hour due to this incident.
According to in-charge airport director SV Satish, the training craft was landing at the airport when its nose wheel collapsed due to under-carriage around 12 noon. It led to blowing of crash siren and the fire tenders rushed towards the craft. Fortunately, the aircraft stopped after sliding on the air strip and the trainee pilot Raghu managed to come out.
Raghu, a Hyderabad-based trainee pilot, told TOI that his training had started two years back. It was the day of solo piloting for him. He said the aircraft was properly checked before taking off from the institute’s strip. But, due to some technical snag, its nose wheel collapsed due to under-carriage while landing.
Due to the crash, landing of Delhi-Varanasi flight of Jet Airways was delayed by over half an hour. Its landing was allowed only after the removal of crashed aircraft from the runway.

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~ by anand213 on March 31, 2009.

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