Assam: IAF Pilot Killed In Road Mishap In Kaziranga

In an unfortunate incident, an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was killed in a tragic road accident in Assam’s Kaziranga on February 17 night.

As per reports, the deceased has been identified as Flight Lieutenant George Kuriyakarj.

The incident took place when the victim was travelling from Tezpur to Jorhat when his vehicle collided head-on with a trailer coming in from the opposite direction.

Meanwhile, the mangled car involved in the accident was an MG Hector make bearing registration numbers HP 38 G 0571.

Local police from the Kohora Police Outpost learned about the accident that took place at Bosagaon on National Highway 37, while on their routine early morning patrolling duties.

A police official informed that the IAF pilot, who was travelling alone, was killed on the spot in the accident. His vehicle met with a head-on collision with a trailer truck coming in from the opposite direction.

The co-pilot of the trailer truck reportedly also sustained serious injuries in the accident.

Notably, the IAF official, Flight Lieutenant Kuriyakarj was a pilot of the Air Force’s Sukhoi fighter aircraft.

Police have sent the mortal remains of the IAF pilot for post-mortem examinations to a hospital in Golaghat, officials further informed.

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