Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team – Two Hawk collide mid-air
Two Hawk Mk127 aircraft of the Indian Air Force aerobatic team named Surya Kiran crashed during training flight at 11:46 hrs local time before the Aero India Airshow. According to IndiaToday one dispaly pilot died in the crash.
“Three pilots were on the two Surya Kiran Hawk jets that collided and crashed this morning. One pilot died in the crash while the other two managed to eject safely.
The two Surya Kiran jets crashed while rehearsing at the Yelahanka Airbase in Bengaluru. Surya Kiran (which means ‘sunrays’) is an aerobatic team of the Indian Air Force that is renowned for performing breathtaking mid-air stunts.
MN Reddi, the director general of police in-charge of fire and emergency services, confirmed one fatality in the Surya Kiran crash. Reddi said there was no major damage to houses in the Isro Colony where the Surya Kiran jets crashed.”
This was the manoeuvre. The upper jet (inverted) was flying with a single pilot. The lower one with both seats occupied. pic.twitter.com/YbMJhOVabc