Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3264 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2636 times:
My Travel agent has just sent me an email informing me that there's a MIG aircraft crashed at the end of the BLR runway, and consequently the runway is closed until 1800 IST. Anyone with more information?
The email I received:
As you have almost certainly already heard via the media, a MIG Airforce Plane was crashed at the run-way of Bangalore Airport (HAL) at about 13h30, it's projected that the run-way will be closed untill 18h00 resulting cancellation of all flights.
We will, of course, keep you posted as reliable information becomes available.
Should you need further assistance / details, kindly contact your Travel Consultant.
Bangalore: A MiG 21 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed while taking off from the Bangalore airport at 1245 hrs today, but a test pilot and a test engineer of the Airforce Systems and Training Establishment (ASTE) on board managed to eject to safety.
IAF sources here said the pilots were safe and taken to the Command Hospital here.
Flights to and from Bangalore were affected following the incident. The staff of the Airports Authority of India are clearing the debris on the runway.
Blrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
The pilot died. My condolences to his family. He was a brave man. He was a senior pilot, and hence not a case of trainee pilot here. Appears to be a technical issue. The aircraft belonged to ASTE( Aircraft systems and testing establishment).