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Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashes in Bengaluru, two pilots dead

The plane crashed at the edge of the HAL airport compound, which is surrounded by several office and residential buildings.

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Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed on Friday after a Mirage 2000 trainer fighter aircraft on a test sortie crashed at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport in Bengaluru. (Reuters)

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According to IAF sources, the two pilots, Squadron leader Siddharth Negi and Squadron leader Sameer Abrol, sustained fatal injuries after the aircraft crashed during takeoff this morning. (Reuters)

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One pilot died at the scene of the crash, while the other was seen being carried to a nearby hospital. Both pilots ejected, with one of them landing near the wreckage. (Reuters)

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The plane crashed at the edge of the HAL airport compound, which is surrounded by several office and residential buildings. (PTI)

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An investigation into the cause of the accident is being ordered, a statement by the defence ministry said. (PTI)

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The pilots belonged to the Air Force's Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment unit, news agency Reuters reported.(Ramya Pradhan via Reuters)