Hyderabad/New Delhi: A woman trainee pilot died when an aircraft belonging to a private aviation academy crashed in Nalgonda district of Telangana on Saturday, police said.
Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said he was shocked and an investigation team is reaching the site of the accident.
Citing preliminary information, a police official said the ill-fated aircraft, which came from neighboring Andhra Pradesh side, crashed at a village in the district before noon.
The woman trainee pilot died on the spot and further details were being ascertained, the official said.
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Scindia said on Twitter that he was shocked to hear about the tragic crash of a training aircraft in Nalgonda.
“An investigation team has been rushed to the site. Unfortunately, we lost the student pilot,” he noted.
The minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and loved ones.