Aircraft skids off runway in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar; trainee pilot unhurt
The Cessna 172 aircraft, which skidded off the runway, belonged to Chimes Aviation Academy.
A trainee pilot had a narrow escape as a Cessna aircraft on a solo flight crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district, on Saturday. Taking to Twitter, Union minister for civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia informed that an investigation team has been rushed to the crash site.
Aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar
"Just got the news of a crash of a Cessna aircraft (solo flight) that belonged to the Chimes Aviation Academy, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. Fortunately, the trainee is safe. We are rushing an investigation team to the site," Scindia tweeted.
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This is not the first time when an aircraft belonging to Chimes Aviation has been involved in an accident at the Dhana airstrip. In January 2020, a flight instructor and a trainee pilot lost their lives when a training aircraft they were flying crashed in an agricultural field near the airstrip. Two months later, the Madhya Pradesh government banned the institute from using the airstrip after the academy was found allegedly flouting various norms. The ban, however, was lifted later.
On Friday, a flight instructor lost his life while a trainee was injured when their training aircraft crashed in Maharashtra's Jalgaon. The aircraft reportedly belonged to NMIMS Academy of Aviation.
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