Baripada: An Indian Air Force fighter trainer aircraft crashed in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district here on Tuesday. The pilot of the plane, who has been injured in the mishap, has been admitted to hospital.
Indian Air Force plane crashes at Subarnarekha's Topa ghat near Mahuladangiri village in #Baripada on #Odisha #Jharkhand border, pilot critical, admitted to hospital @IAF_MCC @DefenceMinIndia @nsitharaman #IAF @BBSRBuzz @CMO_Odisha @odisha_police @nidhi_budha @PandaJay pic.twitter.com/9E8WcppcOP
— Sambit Rout (@SambitRout18) March 20, 2018
According to reports, the aircraft crashed at Subarnarekha’s Topa ghat area of Mahuldangiri village of Baripada today. It is suspected that the aircraft took off from Kalaikunda Air Force Station from neighbouring West Bengal and some locals at Rairangpur claimed to have spotted smoke coming out of the plane.
Earlier, a Hawk A-3492 had also crashed in a paddy field in Mayurbhanj district in 2015.