Two trainee pilots died when the aircraft that they were flying crashed into a cotton field at Sultanpur village in Telangana's Vikarabad district, around 100 km from Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon. The aircraft belonged to a private flying institute based at Hyderabad and was on a sortie when the incident took place. The flight reportedly went out of control and toppled in the air several times before crashing.
According to preliminary information, the aircraft took off from Begumpet airport with two trainers on board. While flying over Sultanpur village in Bantwaram Mandal in Vikarabad district, the flight went out of control and after toppling in the air several times, it crashed into the fields. Farmers and villagers rushed to the crash site and also alerted the police.
Police found two persons on board were dead. A team from the Department of Civil aviation also rushed to the spot from Begumpet airport. The area was cordoned off for further investigation and the victims are yet to be identified.