A glider crashed in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Monday, killing the engineer and injuring the pilot on board, police said.
Thirty-two-year-old engineer Dharmendra Kumar Singh gave up to his injuries at a hospital in Dumka while the pilot, Captain JP Singh has been referred to a hospital in West Bengal’s Durgapur, Deputy Commissioner Rajeswari B said.
District Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh told sources that the glider (light aircraft) crashed at Dumka airport on Monday evening. He said the cause of the crash is yet to be discovered.
Rajeshwari said the airport, located around four kilometres from Dumka town, has been sealed and experts will investigate the incident today.