A Cessna plane crashed in the fields of Sultanpur village in Vikarabad district of Telangana, 100 km from the city killing a trainee pilot and her instructor. The plane had taken off from the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad.
Trainee pilot Amanpreet Kaur Sidhu belonged to Chandigarh. The instructor, Prakash Vishal, of Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, hailed from Patna. He was identified from his ID found at the crash site. Later, academy officials identified both victims.
Additional SP of Vakirabad R Bhaskar said it was raining at the time of the mishap. Reports said the crash occurred after the trainee pilot lost control because of high-speed winds.
The plane flipped in the air and crashed, claimed witnesses, who informed the police about the mishap. The SP said the pilots lost radar contact about an hour after takeoff.
The SP said almost about an hour after takeoff the pilots lost radar contact around noon. After the plane crashed villagers rushed to the spot and also alerted the police. Locals said they saw the aircraft moving in circles before crashing into the fields.