Army aircraft crashes in Meghalaya, two injured

Shillong, Oct 21 (IANS) A microlight aircraft of the Indian Army crashed on Wednesday in Meghalaya. Two army officials, including a pilot, were injured, an official said.

“A microlight aircraft of the army aviation corps crashed after taking off from Advance Landing Ground of the Indian Air Force in Upper Shillong,” defence ministry’s spokesperson Group Captain Amit Mahajan told IANS.

The aircraft crashed near the Indian Air Force headquarters of the Eastern Air Command here.

He said the two army officials who were onboard sustained minor injuries and have been rushed to a hospital for observation.

The aircraft crashed at the Meghalaya government veterinary farm. The army has ordered an inquiry.

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