Jets Of Air Force Aerobatic Team Collide Ahead Of Bengaluru Air Show

BENGALURU: Two jets of the Indian Air Force’s Suryakiran Aerobatic Team collided in Bengaluru a day before the Aero India show begins in the city. The pilots of the two jets have ejected safely, initial reports said. No casualties reported till now.

The accident took place at the Yelahanka airbase in north Bengaluru.  Reports claims that the incident took place during a practice session for Aero India 2019, set to begin Wednesday.

Aero India 2019 will be held between February 20 and 24. The stunning formations by the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) in the Hawk advanced jet trainer, the Sarang team in the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and the daring manouveres by its Jaguars, Mirages and MiGs are some of the highlights of the aero show.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the five-day biennial event.

Bengaluru has been hosting the aero show since it started in 1996. The last Aero India show was held in February 2017.


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