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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: A day after a trainer fighter jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Odisha-Jharkhand border, senior officials on Wednesday recovered its ‘black box’.

A team of crash investigators of the IAF today conducted a detailed investigation at the site and recovered the black box from the wreckage of the aircraft.

It is believed that the recovery will help the investigators to ascertain about the exact cause behind the crash in which a pilot sustained injuries on Tuesday.

“We had rushed to the spot after we got information about the crash of the aircraft at around 1 pm yesterday,” said Jamshedpur SP Pranab Anand Jha.

Jha further informed that the pilot Arvind was immediately rushed to the hospital and IAF officials later airlifted him in a chopper.

Senior officials informed that it will take another day to clear all the wreckage of the aircraft from the crash site.

Earlier, the Hawk aircraft of the Indian Air Force had crashed at Subarnarekha River’s Topa Ghat area of Mahultangiri village near Jharpokharia in Mayurbhanj district yesterday.

Though the pilot of the plane safely ejected before the Hawk aircraft crashed, he sustained minor injuries in the mishap.

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