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On February 19th, 2019, two Indian Air Force Surya Kiran Display Team jets collided mid-air while rehearsing their routine. Of the three pilots involved, one perished in the crash.
The display team was formed in 1996 as a part of the 52nd Squadron of the Indian Air Force. The nine aircraft team perform 30 times a year with an average of three performances per display day. They are often seen flying during big events around that part of the world, the International Fleet Review and Aero India shows being some of them.
Since their inception, there were only three accidents involving said team. The first one happened 10 years after the team’s inception in 2006 where two pilots were killed during training. Another display team pilot was injured in 2007 and another killed in 2009.
This 2019 crash marks the latest fatality for the team, with one pilot not being able to eject in time as his aircraft was inverted after clipping another.
You can see one angle of the crash below.
There is another angle of the crash in the video below as well.