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New Delhi : A Kiran MK-IA basic trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed minutes after it took off from Air Force Station Hakimpet on 24 November 24, 2017, around 2.15 pm.  It was on a routine training mission for the trainee pilot. It crashed around 35 miles North East of the base.  The trainee pilot ejected safely and landed on the ground with minor injuries. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, according to a PIB release.

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