Watch: Gut-wrenching moment Indian Air Force jets collide, killing one

A pilot has died and two others injured when two Indian military jets collided mid-air on Tuesday. 

The two Indian Air Force jets were practising for an aerobatic display when they collided.

Witness say they saw a huge fireball when the aircrafts hit the ground after they spiralled out of control upon hitting each other, The Strait Times reports.

The crash occurred in a residential area outside the Yelahanka air base, in Banglore, southern India.

"One pilot died of fatal injuries and two other pilots ejected out of the two Hawk advanced jet trainers after they collided midair and crashed," an Indian Air Force statement read.

An official investigation into the incident has been launched. 

The two jets had been scheduled to take part in a display by the Suran Kiran acrobatic display team on the first day of the Aero India show in Banglore on Wednesday. 


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