Trainer aircraft crashes near Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A trainer aircraft crashed on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday but the pilot and another person on board escaped unhurt.

The aircraft caught fire and was gutted after the crash near Ankireddypalli village in Keesara ‘mandal’ (block) of Medchal district, police said.

Minutes after taking off from Hakimpet Air Force Station, the aircraft developed some technical snag and crashed in the fields.

Eye-witnesses said they heard a huge thud and soon flames engulfed the aircraft.

The pilot and another person accompanying him ejected out with parachutes before the crash, they said.