Indian Air Force Jets Collide During Air Show Practice

Two BAE Advanced Jet Trainers of Surya Kiran perform in 2015 (PIB)

While practicing for the Aero India 2019 air show, two BAE Advanced Jet Trainers of the Indian Air Force demonstration team Surya Kiran (Rays of the Sun) collided and crashed. Two crew members ejected from one aircraft, while the pilot of the other aircraft, Wing Cdr Sahil Gandhi, was killed. The aircraft were performing a maneuver in which one flew inverted above the other when the lower craft suddenly pitched upward. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

This video shows the collision in which one pilot was killed.


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