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IAF microlight plane crashes Into Fields In UP, Pilots Safe

LUCKNOW:  A two-seater Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in  sugarcane fields near Baghpat, district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.  Both the pilots ejected safely and are reported to be safe.

The crash took place at 9.45 am when ML-130 microlight plane had taken off from the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad and was reportedly participating in a drill for Air Force Day. Rishirendra Kumar, the District Magistrate of Bagpat said that barring the nose of the aircraft there were no other damages.

According to villagers, the aircraft coming from Ghaziabad suddenly nosedived into the sugarcane field. But at the moment its parachute opened and slowed down the its impact. IAF officials are on the spot along with me and they are doing the needful” said Mr Kumar District Magistrate of Bagpat.

This article was first published on http://www.wakeuppost.com.

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