Pilot from Haryana’s Palwal dies as 4-seater plane crashes in UP’s Azamgarh

Azamgarh, September 21

A four-seater plane crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh on Monday, leaving a 21-year-old trainee pilot lifeless, officers mentioned, as they suspected that unhealthy climate led to the incident.

The plane crashed into an agricultural area at Kushaha Fariuddinpur village below the Sarai Mir police station space round 11.30 am, District Magistrate of Azamgarh Rajesh Kumar mentioned.

“The plane had taken off around 10.30 am from a training institute and was being controlled by a trainee pilot. There was only one person in the aircraft,” he added.

The plane belonged to the Centre-run flying coaching institute Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Amethi, its officers confirmed.

The deceased pilot has been recognized as Konkark Saran. He was a resident of Palwal in Haryana, a spokesperson for IGRUA mentioned.

“Saran had 125 hours of flying experience as a trainee, including over 52 hours solo. He was a skilled trainee pilot with a very good track record. Prima facie his aircraft got caught in the dense CB (cumulonimbus) clouds, which led to the incident,” the spokesperson informed PTI.

“He was flying a four-seater SOCATA TB 20 aircraft with fully equipped avionics and related instruments. The incident is most unfortunate and all due procedures are being carried out,” the official added.

Azamgarh administration and police officers reached on the crash web site to examine the scenario. PTI

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