Trainer Aircraft Overturns at Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Pilot Safe

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A flight training aircraft for student pilots overturned at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport on Wednesday. Images from the scene show the aircraft lying on the ground after turning turtle.

The small trainer aircraft of the flying club of Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, crash landed. The Airport authorities stated that the air craft veered off to West between taxiways B and C at 11:36 am. The aircraft veered off the runway and overturned.

The pilot was immediately rescued by Thiruvananthapuram International Airport ARFF team within minutes of the incident. The pilot is safe.

Runway operations were safely resumed at 12:36 hrs.

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