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01 Feb 2019 | 10:48 AM UTC

India: Fighter jet crashes in Bengaluru (Karnataka) Feb. 1

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Indian Air Force aircraft crashes immediately after taking off, killing two pilots February 1; avoid the area of the accident

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/1/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Bengaluru

Event

On Friday, February 1, an Indian Air Force trainer aircraft crashed in the southern city of Bengaluru shortly after taking off, killing the two pilots. The plane crashed at the edge of the airport compound, surrounded by residential buildings and offices. No other casualties or major material damage were reported.

Advice

People in Bengaluru are advised to avoid the area of the crash, anticipate trafic disruptions in surrounding areas, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local forces.

 

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