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IAF’s Hawk aircraft crashes in Odisha

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New Delhi: A Hawk aircraft of Indian Air Force today crashed near the Odisha-Jharkhand border after taking off from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal, official sources said.

The trainee pilot flying the aircraft ejected safely, they said.

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the accident, said the sources.

Hawk is an advanced trainer jet. (PTI)

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