Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sagar Pawan Team deals with loss

As we read all the headlines lets not forget the families and team members of the pilots, and those on ground,need to be lifted up in our thoughts and prayers.  

The complexities brought on by these tragedies are never easy to deal with.  
Our condolences to the team and the families.


Inquiry ordered into Navy's aerobatic plane crash - All India Radio
An inquiry has been ordered into the circumstances leading to the crash of Navy's Sagar Pawan Team aircraft during an aerobatic display at Hyderabad this ...

Crash will not affect Hyderabad air show: Minister from
Terming the crash of a naval aircraft here during an international civil aviation exhibition as "unfortunate", Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel today said the tragedy will not affect the event in any way.
"These kinds of mishaps have happened during such events in the past the world over. It is very unfortunate but I don't think this (aircraft crash) will any way hamper or effect the event," the minister told the media.
Commander S.K. Maurya, 39, and Lt. Commander Rahul Nair, 34, died when their HJT-16 Kiran Mk II trainer crashed shortly before noon in the thickly populated Bowenpally locality near the old Begumpet Airport in the city's heart. ...

Crashed aircraft mainstay of military pilot training, overdue for replacement - Indian Express
The Kiran Mk-II aircraft of the Navy's Sagar Pawan Aerobatic Team that crashed in Hyderabad on Wednesday is the mainstay of India's military pilot training ...

Tragedy mars Navy's air show - Daily Pioneer
There was shock and panic in the area where the aircraft came crashing down in the high noon just as the local residents were enjoying the air show of the ...

Additional Coverage can be found HERE

About the plane

HAL Kiran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light) is an Indian two-seat basic jet trainer built by Hindustan Aeronautics. Used by the Indian Air Force for intermediate training for pilots trained on the HPT-32 Deepak. It is used by the Indian Air Force aerobatic team Surya Kiran and Indian naval acrobatic team Sagar Pawans.

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