Patiala, Feb 24 (IANS) An Indian Air Force officer was killed and a NCC cadet injured when the single-engine, two-seater plane used to teach flying to NCC members crashed in Patiala city in Punjab, officials said.
The plane belonging to the Patiala Aviation Club crashed in the military area near the club situated on the Sangrur-Patiala road.
The deceased pilot was identified as Wing Commander GS Cheema.
“Wing Commander Cheema of the Indian Air Force was on deputation with the NCC to train the cadets. The injured cadet, Vipan Kumar Yadav, is a student of Government Mohindra College here. He has been shifted to the Command Hospital in Chandimandir near Panchkula in Haryana,” Senior Superintendent of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu told the media.