Two Indian Air Force pilots killed in a plane crash in Assam

Two Indian Air Force pilots killed in a plane crash in Assam
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NEW DELHI - Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed when IAF aircraft crashed in Assam's Majuli region today.

Air Force sources said the pilots were Wing Commander-rank officers.

The police in Assam has also confirmed the deaths, according to news agency IANS.

Officials said the accident took place around noon minutes shortly after the pilots took off from Jorhat's airport, also known as Rworiah airport.

The aircraft was reported to have crashed about 20 km away, at Majuli island, counted among the world's biggest river island.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The Indian Air Force maintains several smaller aircraft including microlight planes as part of an adventure cell.

New Delhi