Plane crash in Punjab; 2 pilots killed

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Ludhiana, Oct 29: Ludhiana Police Commissioner R K Jaiswal said to media that the C-90 aircraft had taken off from Chandigarh at 10:50 am (IST) and crashed in Jugiana village before it could reach Sahnewal airport in Ludhiana. Only two people were on board the government aircraft and were identified as chief pilot Manjit Singh Khokhar and co-pilot Dalip Singh Kataria.

"The cause of the crash was not immediately known," Jaiswal said. Senior district officials had reached the site of the accident.
02:20 PM 29/10/2008

Ludhiana, Oct 29: A chartered plane of Punjab government crashed near Ludhiana on Wednesday, Oct 29. Initial report suggests that the two pilots of the plane are killed.

More details are awaited.
12:26 PM 29/10/2008

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