A pilot in training was injured on Monday when the plane he was flying dived during takeoff at Birasal Airstrip in Dhenkanal district of Odisha.
The incident took place during a training session between 2:30 PM and 3:00 PM and the plane fell from a height of approximately 15 feet.
The injured pilot was rescued and admitted to Kamakhyanagar Hospital for treatment, where his condition is stable.
The student pilot, who is from Maharashtra, had enrolled at the Government Aviation Training Institute (GATI) for pilot training.
The VT-EUW aircraft sustained nose cone damage and runway authorities informed GATI officials of the incident.
Two people had died in a similar incident on the runway in 2020, police sources said.
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