Aircraft crashes in Aligarh, crew make narrow escape

Hyderabad: A view of the trainer aircraft that caught fire after crashing near Ankireddypalli village in Keesara 'mandal' (block) of Medchal district, Hyderabad on Sept 28, 2017. The aircraft crashed due to a technical snag but the pilot and another person on board escaped unhurt. (Photo: IANS)

Aligarh (IANS) A private aircraft crashed on Tuesday at the Ghanipur airstrip here in Uttar Pradesh. The pilot and six others evacuated in the nick of time, escaping with minor injuries.

A relief and rescue team has reached the spot. Sources said that the aircraft was flying in from Delhi to Aligarh.

It crashed during landing when it apparently touched a high tension line. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Senior officials at the spot refused to comment.

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