Flying a plane is as difficult as it sounds and therefore, pilots have to go through a rigorous training process when they’re in training. On the morning of October 22, a training aircraft employed by a private aviation company crashed near a village in the Pune region of Maharashtra. The cause of the crash is still unknown but investigations are underway. Here is everything that you need to know about this particular incident.
Pune: Training Aircraft Crashes Near Gojubavi Village
In a gap of 4 days, Redbird Aviation Academy in Baramati has suffered 2 crashes.
4 days ago, a Twin engine Tecnam 2006P crashed injuring both pilots.
Now, a Tecnam P2008-JC regd as VT-RBT has crashed injuring both the instructor & the trainee.
DGCA says that the aircraft made… pic.twitter.com/QLjiHlckE9
— JetArena (@ArenaJet) October 22, 2023
In a surprising turn of events, a training aircraft by a private aviation company crashed near the village of Gojubavi in Maharashtra’s Pune. It ended up injuring the trainee pilot as well as the instructor who were on board and both of them were taken to a hospital nearby. According to an article recently published by livemint, the police are still investigating the matter.
The precise cause of the crash is still unknown. The police stated that the crash happened early in the morning around 8 AM in the Baramati Taluka. Prabhakar More, who is the senior inspector of Baramati police station, said that the two people who were on board at the time of the crash were taken to a hospital close by.
A probe is also launched in order to thoroughly inspect the situation. The plane which crashed was a model called Tecnam P2008-JC registered as VT-RBT. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the aircraft made an emergency landing near Baramati.
Second Incident In Four Days By The Private Aviation Academy
#Pune: A training plane crashed at Katfal in #Baramati taluka. As per preliminary information, the training aircraft belonged to #RedbirdCompany. There were no casualties in the crash.#PlaneCrash#Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/wlr3ZdZcQP
— N. K. Nayak (@nknayak17) October 19, 2023
According to the article, this is not the first time that this private aviation company has been involved in such a crash. In fact, this is its second incident in a matter of just four days. On October 19, Thursday, another similar incident took place. An aircraft model Tecnam 2006P with twin engines also crashed in the Baramati Taluka near the Kaftal village.
In other aviation news, an Akasa Air flight which took off from Pune had to make an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport or the CSMIA in Pune because of a bomb scare. The flight was headed to the Indira Gandhi International Airport or IGIA in Delhi. A passenger on the flight claimed to have a bomb in his bag following which the flight had to take a detour.
Upon landing in Mumbai, his bags and all his items were thoroughly searched but no untoward items were found. The bomb scare turned out to be a hoax. The passenger was then arrested.
Have you heard of such an incident before? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below!
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