Pilot killed after trainer aircraft crashes in India's Uttar Pradesh

A pilot was killed Monday after his trainer aircraft crashed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

The aircraft crashed near Kushwapurawa village in Azamgarh district, about 260 km east of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.

"A four-seater training aircraft crashed here today, killing the pilot on the spot," a police official said.

The aircraft crashed into an agricultural field.

Preliminary investigations carried by police suggest the aircraft crashed due to bad weather conditions.

According to officials, only one person was on board the aircraft. The crash broke the aircraft into several pieces. 

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