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Two Indian pilots killed in fighter jet crash

05:01 PM | 1 Feb, 2019
Two Indian pilots killed in fighter jet crash
BENGALURU – An Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 trainer fighter jet crashed in southern Indian state of Karnataka today killing both pilots.

The Indian Air Force has confirmed that two senior pilots, identified as Squadron Leader Sameer Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddarth Negi, were killed after they ejected from the aircraft during its take-off run at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) runway in Yemalur in Bengaluru Friday morning.

The incident took place at 10.30 am. The aircraft burst into flames immediately after the crash.

The Mirage 2000 is equipped with 'zero-zero' (zero speed, zero altitude) ejection seats which enable the pilots to bail out even if the aircraft is on the ground and is not moving. It is unclear at what stage of the take-off run the fighter was in when the pilots decided to eject.

Later, by about 11.30am, investigating teams from both IAF and HAL landed at the spot and began vetting the crash site.



After inspecting for about an hour the flight data recorder (FDR)—black box—was recovered, sealed and flown away. At least two choppers were pressed into service soon after the incident, and the wreckage remained at the spot well after lunch, the Times of India reported.

The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) makes and upgrades aircraft for training and combat operations of the IAF as the country's sole defence behemoth. It also maintains and operates the military airport in Bengaluru.

The IAF operates 50 French-made Mirage 2000 fighters (after Friday's crash) which are in the process of being upgraded. The fighters started entering service in 1985.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

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Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
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Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
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