Hyderabad: An Indian Navy trainer aircraft crashed into a building in a congested locality during an air show here Wednesday, killing the pilot and his co-pilot. Commander S.K. Maurya and Lt Commander Rahul Nair were killed when the HJT-16 Kiran Mk2 trainer, built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, crashed minutes before noon in the Bowenpally locality near the old Begumpet Airport in the heart of the city. Thousands of people were enjoying the spectacle when disaster struck, sending thick clouds of smoke into the air.
Image:A portion of the Navy aircraft that crash landed on a private building during an air show at India Aviation 2010, in Hyderabad on Wednesday. (Photograph copyright PTI)