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15 Year Old AgustaWestland Helicopter Crashes, 2 Pilots Killed

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AgustaWestland Helicopter Crashes: A helicopter crashed on Thursday in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh. The pilot and co-pilot aboard have died in the accident. After this, there is a wave of mourning in the house of both the pilots. The relatives of Captain AP Srivastava have reached Raipur from Delhi. At the same time, the family of Captain Gopal Krishna Panda is in Raipur.

The state government’s helicopter crashed during the AgustaWestland landing at Raipur airport on Thursday night at around 9.10 pm. Both the pilots were doing practicals. Meanwhile, this accident has happened. After this, there was chaos at Raipur airport. At the same time, the helicopter turned into a wreck in no time. After this, both the stranded pilots were admitted to a private hospital in Raipur, but they died there.

The body of Captain AP Srivastava will be sent to Delhi.

The pilots’ bodies were brought to Mekahara Hospital in the presence of police on Friday morning. The post-mortem of his dead body is being done; after the post-mortem, the body of Captain AP Srivastava will be sent to Delhi. The last rites will be performed in Delhi this evening. While Captain Gopal Krishna Panda hails from Odisha but his family is here in Raipur. That is why it is believed that his last rites will be performed in Raipur itself.

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Raipur IG said no eyewitness to the accident.

At the same time, late at night, the staff of police officers kept circling from the airport to Ramakrishna Hospital. During this, Raipur IG OP Pal told in a conversation with the media that night flying practice was going on on Thursday night from state chauper AgustaWestland.

DGCA trainer AP Srivastava and state pilot Captain Gopal Panda were on board the helicopter. Both the pilots have died in the helicopter crash. At the same time, he said about the helicopter crash that there is no eyewitness to how the incident happened. In this, the DGCA team will investigate; only then all the things will be revealed.

DGCA team to trace helicopter crash

The black box was recovered from the helicopter’s wreckage at Raipur airport. It will be known what happened between the pilots before the crash. At the same time, the DGCA team is reaching Raipur from Delhi. Helicopter crashes will be investigated.

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At the same time, it has been said by the state government that initially, a technical fault was told behind the accident. To find out the exact cause of the accident, a detailed technical investigation will be done on the orders of DGCA and the state government.

Agusta Westland Helicopter is 15 years old.

The AgustaWestland helicopter was bought in 2007 under the then BJP government. The 15-year-old helicopter was constantly seeking maintenance. In 2021, when Health Minister TS Singh Deo was on this helicopter, suddenly, the plane’s glass was cracked.

In this, former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel have travelled by air. This helicopter was also used on the Chief Minister’s meeting program, which started on May 4. Although the chief minister was touring in a hired helicopter, AgustaWestland officials were on board.

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Akash Kumar Mishra
Akash Kumar Mishra
Akash Kumar Mishra is the CO-Editor at Spot News 18. He is very passionate about His Work and Loves to Write on Technology Topics.

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