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Student pilot killed in training aircraft crash near Nalgonda

In a tragic incident a female trainee pilot from a private aviation training institute was killed when her aircraft crashed near Thungathurthy village of Peddavoora mandal in Nalgonda district, at around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The news: The victim has been identified as Maheema Gajaraj, 29, of Ayanavaram in Chennai. She was training with Hyderabad-based Flytech Aviation Academy.

  • Reacting to the news, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia said, “Shocked to hear about the tragic crash of a training aircraft in Nalgonda, Telangana. An investigation team has been rushed to the site. Unfortunately, we lost the student pilot. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family & loved ones.”

What happened: Maheema was on a cross-country flight and the tragic incident took place soon after take-off.

  • According to police, the trainee pilot took off in her Cessna 152 aeroplane at around 10:30 a.m. from the Academy’s operations institute located on the right bank side of Nagarjunasagar reservoir, bordering Nalgonda, in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Police said Maheema was the sole rider in two-seater aircraft. The plane crashed in the barren lands near Thungathurthy village at around 10:50 a.m. The reasons for the crash are not known yet.
  • Eyewitnesses, speaking to media persons, said the carrier lost control in the air and spun to the ground.
  • “It looked like the aircraft lost control after hitting something in the air, may be the high electrical lines of the 133 Kv transmission tower nearby. The parts fell all around the place and made a sound of an explosion,” they said.
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