GLIDER CRASHES IN KERALA DURING ROUTINE SORTIE ; TWO NAVY PERSONNEL DEAD

Two Navy personnel – an officer and sailor were killed after a naval power glider crashed during a routine training sortie in Kerala’s Kochi on Sunday morning.

The two navy personnel on the flight have been identified as Lt Rajeev Jha (39) from Uttarakhand and Petty officer (Electrical Air) Sunil Kumar (29) from Bihar.

“One officer, Lt Rajeev Jha and Sunil Kumar POELA who were in the glider where recovered from the crash site shifted to INHS Sanjivani, but were declared brought dead. The glider is being salvaged,” the statement read.

If further said that a board of inquiry has been ordered by the Southern Naval Command into the incident.

Inputs from Times now news

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