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Two Pilots Killed After Trainer Aircraft Crashes Near Vikarabad in Telangana

A trainer aircraft, which had lost contact with the Begumpet Station in Hyderabad after 11.55 am, crashed near Vikarabad killing two pilots.

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Updated:October 6, 2019, 4:10 PM IST
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Two Pilots Killed After Trainer Aircraft Crashes Near Vikarabad in Telangana
Visual from the site of the crash.

Hyderabad: Two pilots, including a trainee, were killed after their Cessna aircraft crashed near cotton fields of Vikarabad, about 100 kms away from Hyderabad, on Sunday.

The aircraft had lost contact with the Begumpet Station in Hyderabad after 11.55 am.

Vikarabad police reached the crash site and removed the bodies from they wreckage. One of the deceased was recognised as Prakash Vishal, who was a trainee pilot.

They lost control due to rain and high speed winds after their engine failed. The flight had taken off from Begumpet airport in Hyderabad and was in the air for 45 minutes before the mishap happened. The pilots tried to land the flight safely for 10 minutes but failed to do so.

The site of the accident has been cordoned off. The incident came just two days after a trainer aircraft crashed at a flying academy in Maharashtra's Shirpur on Friday.

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