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IAF plane carrying 11 on board crash lands at Chandigarh airport

The incident took place around 8.30 pm on Saturday. The aircraft had gone for an operation and was returning from Bathinda.

By: Express News Service Written by Vipin Pubby | Chandigarh | Updated: September 21, 2014 1:37:16 am

An Indian Air Force transport aircraft AN-32, crash landed while it was landing at the Air Force station runway in Chandigarh. Some personnel received minor injuries.

The incident took place around 8.30 pm on Saturday. The aircraft had gone for an operation and was returning from Bathinda. It developed an emergency mid-air and during landing, veered off the runway, turned turtle and caught fire. The fire was controlled. An inquiry has been marked by the Air Force.

There were 11 personnel on board, including five crew members. As per sources, the personnel were rescued from the aircraft. Few of them suffered minor injuries and were shifted to the command hospital, Chandimandir.

ASP South Urvija Goel said, “We rushed to the spot as soon as we got the information from the Control Room. However, the situation was under control by then.”

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