Aero India 2019: The five-day Aero Show started on Wednesday and will conclude tomorrow.
Nearly 300 vehicles have been gutted in a big fire at the parking lot of the venue of the Aero Show in Bengaluru this afternoon. No casualties have been reported. Huge plumes of thick black smoke could be seen in the sky near the Yelahanka air base in north Bengaluru, where about a hundred aircraft are parked for the biennial aero event. Earlier today, a fleet of seven Surya Kiran aircraft performed for the first time after the aircraft collision in earlier this week that led to the death of a pilot and injured two from the Surya Kiran Aerobatic team.
Here are the LIVE updates on Aero India 2019:
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The air show has resumed after it was suspended briefly because of the fire.
Senior police officer MN Reddi tweeted saying 300 cars were burnt in the incident:
PV Sindhu At Aero India 2019
Ace badminton player PV Sindhu flew in the HAL's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at Bengaluru's air show Aero India 2019
"Fire in the open field parking lot of aero show. Nearly 20 cars burnt. Fire fighting operations by Chief Fire Officer and 10 water tenders staff under way (sic)," tweeted senior police official MN Reddi.