Indian air force plane crashes, five killed

Eurasia News

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force C-130J Hercules cargo plane crashed in Karauli district in Rajasthan on Friday, killing all five crew members, Indian media reported.

The Indian Air Force has ordered court of inquiry into the crash.

“One C-130J aircraft crashed 72 miles (115 km) west of Gwalior air base. The aircraft was airborne from Agra at 1000 hours for a routine flying training mission. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident,” said an Indian Air Force spokesperson.

India had recently acquired six C-130J aircrafts from the United States and has plans to acquire six more in the near future.