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Cessna 172R Skyhawk, VT-RGF, Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy: Fatal accident occurred October 06, 2019 in Sultanpur, Vikarabad, Telangana, India

NTSB Identification: WPR20WA003
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, October 06, 2019 in Sultanpur, India
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On October 6, 2019, about 0750 coordinated universal time, a Cessna 172, VT-RGF, impacted terrain near Sultanpur, India after requesting to turn back due to bad weather. The student pilot and passenger were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was operated under the pertinent civil regulations of the government of India.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of India, this report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of India. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Air Accident Investigation Bureau
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan
Safdarjung Airport
New Delhi-3
Tel.: (91) 11 2461-0843 / 2461-0848
Fax: (91) 11 2469-3963

Two pilots were killed when a trainer aircraft crashed in Vikarabad district near Hyderabad on Sunday, police said.

The accident occurred in the afternoon when aircraft crashed during a training sortie in the cotton fields at Sultanpur village, about 100 km from Hyderabad.

Both pilots, including a woman, were killed. One of them was identified as Prakash Vishal.

Both were students of Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy. The aircraft had taken off from Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad and was on a training sortie.

The pilot apparently lost control of the aircraft and crashed into the fields.

Police rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. Officials of the Aviation Academy also rushed to the accident site.

HYDERABAD: A Cessna 172R Skyhawk carrying two trainee pilots crashed in the cotton fields of Sultanpur village in Telangana's Vikarabad district on Sunday.

The trainee pilots, identified as Prakash Vishal and Amanpreet Kaur, were students of Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy in Hyderabad. As part of their training, they took off on Sunday morning from Begumpet airport.

An hour later, the aircraft lost radar contact.

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