Two fighter aircraft of IAF were involved in an accident near Gwalior today morning. The aircraft were on a routine operational flying training mission. One of the three pilots involved sustained fatal injuries. An inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.
Wg Cdr Hanumanth Rao Sarathi hails from GaneshPur Belagavi who passed away as per the Tweet of Amit Upadhye, he hails from Belagavi.
Wing Commander Hanumanth Sarathi, hailing from Ganeshpur Belagavi, passed away. Last rites would be held tomorrow at Ganeshpur as per sources
Two jets -Mirage & Sukhoi- took off from Gwalior in the morning. As per IAF, one aircraft had 2 pilots, while the other had one; 2 safely rescued, the body parts of the 3rd were found. Some parts of the jet were found in Bharatpur (Raj), and details are being collected.
More details are awaited