Raipur airport helicopter crash: A Chhattisgarh authorities helicopter crashed at Chhattisgarh’s Raipur airport on Thursday night time ensuing within the dying of two pilots, as per experiences.
PTI quoted Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal as saying that the accident occurred throughout a flying observe on the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur at round 9:10 pm.
The 2 pilots on board the helicopter — recognized as Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain A P Shrivastava — had been critically injured within the crash and brought to a close-by non-public hospital the place they had been declared useless.
The reason for the crash was not instantly recognized.
Informing of the accident, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel tweeted that each the pilots died within the accident.
He additionally expressed his condolences to the bereaved households, and wrote, “simply obtained unhappy information a few state helicopter crashing on the airport in Raipur. On this tragic accident, each our pilots Captain Panda and Captain Shrivastava handed away. Could God give power to their members of the family and peace to the departed soul.”
Additional particulars awaited.