Indian Navy Aircraft Crashes During Air Show

2 March 2010 (Last Updated March 2nd, 2010 18:30)

An Indian Navy aircraft crashed into a residential building near Begumpet Airport, during Indian Aviation 2010, an air show that began on 3 March in Hyderabad, India. Hyderabad police commissioner A K Khan said the pilot was killed in the accident and four civilians were injured.

An Indian Navy aircraft crashed into a residential building near Begumpet Airport, during Indian Aviation 2010, an air show that began on 3 March in Hyderabad, India.

Hyderabad police commissioner A K Khan said the pilot was killed in the accident and four civilians were injured.

The HJT-16 Kiran mkII trainer aircraft is part of a three aircraft of the Sagar Pawan, the Indian Navy's Goa-based aerobatic team, according to Times of India.

At the time of the accident, the three aircraft were seen to be coming out of a Y-formation, of which the ill-fated aircraft could not pull up from a dive and went into a spiral as the aircraft were breaking away from the formation and going at different directions.

The aircraft crashed into a thickly populated area and the third floor of a residential building was severely damaged in the explosion.

GE Aviation, Bell, Textron, Gulfstream and Hawker are among the participants in the five-day air show being organised by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.