Helicopter crashes at Raipur airport in Chhattisgarh, two pilots killed

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NNA | Updated: May 12, 2022 11:08 PM IST Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], May 12 (ANI): Two pilots died after a helicopter crashed at Raipur’s Swami Vivekanand Airport on Thursday night during a “routine” training outing. According to the state government, early indications suggest a technical malfunction as the cause of the accident. “Chhattisgarh A state helicopter crashed at Swami Vivekanand Airport in Raipur this evening around 9:10 p.m. It was during of a routine training ride. Early indications suggest a technical malfunction as the cause of the accident. Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain AP Shrivastava sadly succumbed to their injuries as a result of the accident.”, did he declare. A detailed technical investigation on behalf of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Government of Chhattisgarh will be undertaken to determine the exact cause. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has expressed deep anguish over the loss of life. He asked the authorities to provide immediate assistance to the bereaved families. to his family members and peace to the soul of the deceased in this time of mourning,” Baghel said in a tweet. (ANI)

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