A serious catastrophe was averted on Monday when a trainee pilot narrowly avoided a major accident when his light aircraft crashed-landed in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, suffering damage to its fuselage.
The pilot, Abhay Patel, was flying a training aircraft for the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, which is part of the Central government (IGRUA).
However, he shown outstanding learning skills when he sensed an emergency in the aircraft due to certain mechanical faults and took the call to make an emergency landing at a farmland near Kairana village in Amethi.
The student pilot was on a solo mission when the emergency landing occurred, and he was successfully extracted from the plane.
The plane, a four-seater Diamond DA 40, suffered damage in the front portion during the landing, according to RK Dwivedi, media in-charge of the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA).
The matter is being investigated by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Patel had taken off on a training sortie from the academy earlier this morning, but had to make an emergency landing in the adjoining Mohammadpur Churai village on the Amethi-Rae Bareli border this morning after experiencing some difficulties, according to him.
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