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Training plane crashes in Pune, woman pilot hurt

A lightweight coaching plane crashed in an open area in Pune’s Indapur taluka, injuring a 22-year-old girl trainee pilot, officers stated right here on Monday.
PUNE: A lightweight coaching plane crashed in an open area in Pune’s Indapur taluka, injuring a 22-year-old feminine trainee pilot, officers stated right here on Monday.

The sufferer, recognized as trainee-pilot Bhavika Rathod, sustained minor accidents within the incident. She was administered first-aid after which taken to a personal hospital in Shegaon for remedy.

In line with aviation circles, the plane is a Cessna 152 VT-ALI wherein pilot Rathod was on a solo flight sortie.

The airplane – owned by Carter Aviation, a flying college in Baramati – crashed owing to a suspected engine failure, based on the sources.

In a press release later, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated that the ill-fated plane which was on a solo cross-country flight, made a crash touchdown, round 15 nautical miles from Baramati Airfield, “due to suspected power loss “.

The Pune native police, Carter Aviation officers and others are on the crash web site, and additional particulars are awaited.

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