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A US Military Plane Nosedives And Crashes After Birds Fly Into It

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  • An inquiry was initiated days after the incident, but it is still unclear what caused the jet to crash a year later.
  • The plane crashed near a residential community of private tea estate employees on the borders of Coonoor taluk around 12:10 p.m. The Indian Air Force later confirmed Rawat's death, as well as the deaths of his wife and 11 others.

Natural calamities or situations have frequently caused aviation crashes. Birds are also flying in the circumstances! A video that has appeared on social media shows a US military jet crashing into a residential neighbourhood after a fighter jet collided with it.

On September 19, 2021, the disaster occurred exactly one year ago. The footage, which lasts one minute and seventeen seconds, shows the fighter jet bursting into flames as soon as it falls midway.

During the landing approach, the US fighter plane crashed near Lake Worth. The 4.5-pound pigeon was absorbed into the T-45C Goshawk’s sole engine during a training exercise. According to Fox News, this occurred as the plane dropped down a runway at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

The footage shows a bird flying right into the plane, and the pilot instantly exclaiming that there is an emergency.

The pilot is heard initially indicating they would try to make it to the runway, but then adds they will not make it. In the cockpit footage, an alarm sound can also be heard. According to the news outlet, there were two persons onboard the plane – an instructor and a pupil – and both ejected before the crash.

Chris Sellers’ family had the luckiest escape of the three, as the jet’s engine landed inches away from where he was sitting with his 9-year-old daughter.

According to Sky News, the damage caused by the plane’s crash was worth 41 million pounds.

An inquiry was initiated days after the incident, but it is still unclear what caused the jet to crash a year later.

On December 8, 2021, Bipin Rawat, then Chief of Defense Staff, his wife, Madhulika Rawat, and members of his staff boarded an Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 helicopter flight from Sulur Air Force Base to the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, where Rawat was scheduled to deliver a lecture.

The plane crashed near a residential community of private tea estate employees on the borders of Coonoor taluk around 12:10 p.m. The Indian Air Force later confirmed Rawat’s death, as well as the deaths of his wife and 11 others.

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