An Unfortunate accident at Chhattisgarh: two pilots were killed in a deadly helicopter crash.

An Unfortunate accident at Chhattisgarh: two pilots were killed in a deadly helicopter crash.

To begin with, two pilots were killed after a helicopter crashed at an airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur on Thursday evening. Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain AP Shrivastava were killed in the accident, police said. The helicopter caught fire when the pilots were trying to land the aircraft. Both the pilots on board died in the accident. There were no passengers on board. The incident occurred during a flying practice at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur under Mana police station limits at around 9:10 pm, said Senior Superintendent of Police, SSP Prashant Agrawal. 

A detailed report on the helicopter crash tragedy 

Moreover, a detailed technical investigation was undertaken on behalf of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, and the Chhattisgarh Government will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause that led to the helicopter crash upon the initiation of its landing. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister expressed grief over the tragedy and paid his tributes to the pilots. “Just got sad news about the state helicopter crashing at the airport in Raipur. In this tragic accident, both our pilots Captain Panda and Captain Srivastava died. May God give strength to his family members and peace to the departed soul in this time of grief,” Mr. Baghel retorted in a tweet. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also tweeted that both the pilots, identified later as Captain Panda and Captain Srivastava, had died in the accident. He expressed condolences to the dispossessed families.

Reports suggest technical malfunctioning as a likely cause of helicopter crashes.

In conclusion, the two pilots on board the chopper was seriously injured in the crash. The ANI report declares that the pilots were reportedly admitted to a nearby private-run Ramkrishna Hospital. The helicopter was on a routine training when the unfortunate incident occurred. Initial manifestations are some technical malfunctioning of the aircraft that might have resulted in its crashing during the initiation of its landing by the deceased pilots.