Indian traniee pilot killed in Melbourne crash

By our community reporter

Melbourne: An Indian traniee pilot, 24-year-old Akash Ananth died (on Aug.27) on his first solo flight when his plane clipped another aircraft and spiralled out of control, barely missing several homes and a school in Melbourne. The aviation student from India crashed his Cessna 150 into a garage in a block of single-storey units about 20 metres from Cheltenham East Primary School in Melbourne’s southeast.

The male pilot in the other plane, a Piper Warrior, was also an Indian trainee but was accompanied by another qualified pilot. They were uninjured and landed the plane safely at nearby Moorabbin Airport from where both aircraft took off.
Source: Oz media

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