A pilot died after two aircrafts crashed during a rehearsal for the aero show in Bengaluru today. According to preliminary reports, three pilots ejected from the Surya Kiran aerobatics Hawk aircraft before the planes crashed to the ground. Police sources said one pilot has died of injuries and another civilian is injured.
Two pilots are reported to be safe. The collision took place near the Yelahanka Air Force base at 11.50 AM during the rehearsal for Aero India show starting tomorrow. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is in the city, has rushed to the accident site. More details are awaited.