IAF plane crashes in Odisha, pilot safe

NEW DELHI: Media reports said on Tuesday that an Indian Air Force (IAF) Hawk advanced trainer jet crashed in Odisha’s Mayurbhunj district near the Jharkhand border.

The trainee pilot flying the aircraft ejected safely but received some injuries.

The aircraft had taken off on a routine training sortie from Kalaikunda Air Force station at Kharagpur. A probe has been ordered into the accident, said the reports.