Pune rural police officials said, the injured woman pilot was moved to a private hospital at Shelgaon in Indapur where her condition was reported to be stable. The cause of the air crash is being ascertained by experts, the officials said.
The aircraft had taken off from the Academy of Carver Aviation Private Limited’s (ACAPL) training campus, which is spread over a 3,89,000sq ft campus with a control tower of its own, a 7,700ft runway and a sprawling apron among other infrastructural facilities in Baramati.
The academy, approved by aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation, maintains a training fleet of 11 single- and multi-engine Cessna and Partenavia aircraft. A team from the aviation academy, the Pune rural police and other local authorities rushed to the accident site.
Superintendent of Police (Pune Rural) Abhinav Deshmukh told TOI, “Local villagers, who witnessed the crash, told police that the aircraft seemed to lost height suddenly and dropped into the field. The villagers rushed to the site and pulled out the injured woman pilot before rushing her to the hospital. The experts are assessing the circumstances and cause of accident.”