Bengaluru: A Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Friday at the military airport runway in the city's suburb soon after take off, an official said.
Both the pilots - Squadron leader Negi and Squadron leader Abrol - of the fighter aircraft had ejected, but one of them died as he had landed on the wreckage of the aircraft.
The other pilot who had also ejected has succumbed to injuries in a hospital. The pilots were on a sortie to test the upgraded aircraft.
Fire engines, rescue helicopters, ambulances were immediately deployed at the crash site. The Mirage 2000 was recently upgraded at HAL complex in Bengaluru.
News Courtesy: IndiaToday