Two Navy officers dead after glider crashes in Kochi

Two Navy officers died on Sunday after their glider crashed near Thoppumpady bridge in Kochi.

According to reports, the glider took off from INS Garuda near the Naval base around 07:00 am on September 4. Lt Rajeev Jha (39) [from Uttarakhand] and Sunil Kumar POELA (29) [from Bihar], who were in the glider were recovered from the crash site and shifted to INHS Sanjivani, but were declared brought dead. The glider is being salvaged.

The Southern Naval Command has ordered a board of inquiry to look into the incident.

Further details are awaited.