Indian Navy glider crashes in Kochi: Two officers killed

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Published: October 4,2020 11:32 AM
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October 4, 2020: Two Naval officers were killed on Sunday morning after a glider crashed near the Thoppumpady bridge in Kochi, Kerala.

October 4, 2020: Two Naval officers were killed on Sunday morning after a glider crashed near the Thoppumpady bridge in Kochi, Kerala.



Reportedly, they took off from the INS Garuda on a routine training sortie.



Navy official said in a statement that the glider crashed at around 7 am.



The two naval officers on the flight have been identified as Lt Rajeev Jha (39) from Uttarakhand and Petty officer (Electrical Air) Sunil Kumar (29) from Bihar.They were declared brought dead by doctors at the INHS Sanjivani.



The Southern Naval Command ordered an inquiry into the incident.