Baripada: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane met with an accident this afternoon at a village near Odisha-Jharkhand border.
As per reports, the aircraft fell at Mahuldangri village under Baharagora block in East Singhbhum district in Jharkhand.
The incident took place at around 12.45 pm today along Subarnarekha river on Odisha-Jharkhand border.
While the plane fell in an open field, the pilot had ejected safely. However, he suffered injuries following which the villagers rushed him to Baharagora health centre for treatment.
The Hawk aircraft had taken off from Kalaikunda Air Force station in Kharagpur.
Soon after the accident, fire officials were alerted who rushed in for rescue operations.
IAF officials had rushed a helicopter to the accident site to airlift the injured trainee pilot.
A CoI will investigate into the cause which led to the accident.