Trainee woman pilot escapes with injuries as aircraft crashes into farm in Pune


The injured trainee woman pilot has been identified as 22-year-old Bhavika Rathod, who was on a routine training sortie

A trainee woman pilot escaped with minor injuries after a small trainer aircraft she was flying crashed into a field near Kadbanwadi in Indapur tehsil of Maharashtra’s Pune district between 11.20 and 11.25am on Monday, police said.

According to the police, the aircraft belonging to a private academy took off from Baramati and was flying at a height of 3,200 feet when it came down and crashed into the farm. The injured pilot has been identified as Bhavika Rathod (22) who was on a routine training sortie. She was taken to Navjeevan Hospital, Shelgaon for treatment. People familiar with the matter said that the aircraft run out of fuel after which it crash landed into the open field belonging to Dadaram Abaji Barate.

Watch |Trainer aircraft crashes at farm in Maharashtra’s Pune

The aircraft belongs to Academy of Carver Aviation Private Limited (ACAPL) in Baramati.The academy’s marketing official, Sumit Rathod, said, “DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) is investigating the case. Trainee pilot alone was there in the aircraft and definitely not more than two. There are no major injuries and the trainee pilot is safe.”

Following the incident, villagers from the Pondkule village rushed to the spot and pulled out the woman pilot to safety.However, the aircraft was badly damaged due to the crash impact. Senior police officials and officials of Carver aviation rushed to the spot to assess the damage and probe the accident.

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