Indian Air Force pilots killed after a microlight aircraft crashes in Assam
Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed when a microlight aircraft they were travelling in crashed in Assam's Majuli region on Thursday. The pilots were Wing Commander-rank officers. Tezpur-based defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Harshvardhan Pande said that the two pilots killed in the crash were identified as Wing Commander Jai Paul James and Wing Commander D Vats. The microlight aircraft crashed soon after it took off from the Jorhat air base on a routine sortie around noon, officials said. The wreckage of the two-seater plane has been sighted and a court of inquiry ordered, the officials said in New Delhi.