Two Navy officers killed as glider aircraft crashes in Kochi

Last Updated: Sunday, 4 October 2020 (14:15 IST)
Kochi: Two officers of Indian Navy were killed after their glider aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed near Thoppumpady Bridge here on Sunday.

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Lieutenant Rajeev Jha (32) and Petty Officer Sunil Kumar (29) breathed their last on the way to INHS Sanjivani, police sources said.
 
The glider, a light aircraft used for training sortie and only two persons can be accommodated, took off from INS Garuda, a Naval Air Station, here.
 
The mangled remains of the glider have been removed from the spot.
 
The cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained, the sources said.
 
A Board of Inquiry was ordered by the Southern Naval Command into the incident. (UNI)