Aircraft crash: 2 jets of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crash in Bengaluru; 1 pilot dead

In an unfortunate incident, two aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team crashed on Tuesday, just a day before the start of the 12th edition of Aero India 2019 at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru. They were rehearsing for the Aero India show at the Bengaluru airbase. Two search helicopters were rushed towards the spot immediately after the incident. Reports suggested while two pilots were ejected safely, one pilot succumbed to his injuries.
The Bengaluru Police told ANI: “One civilian hurt. Both pilots have ejected, the debris has fallen near ISRO layout, Yelahanka new town area.” These pilots of Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team were practicing formation aerobatics when they lost the control, and the aircraft collided before crashing down.

Wing Commander, Praful Bakshi, told India Today: “It requires a tremendous amount of expertise to carryout formation aerobatics, and such crashes keep on happening all over the world. This is extremely dangerous, and requires hours and hours of practice. The incident is quite unfortunate, but now the probe will be done, and experts will analyse it.”

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