10/08/2022

The cause of accident can be ascertained only after detailed enquiry, official sources said

A glider aircraft of Indian Navy crashed near Mattancherry BOT bridge, located a stone’s throw away from the Kochi Naval Airport, critically injuring an officer and sailor on board.
The power-hand glider which was on a regular training sortie, crashed into the area opposite the walkway near the bridge.
The crew were extracted from the debris and rushed to INS Sanjivani, the hospital in the Southern Naval Command, by Navy personnel, official sources said.
The cause of accident can be ascertained only after detailed enquiry, they added.
The glider was attached to INS Garuda, Naval Air Station of the Southern Naval Command, Kochi.
The police said that the crash occurred at around 6.50 am. The official statement of the Navy will be recorded shortly, they said.