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Raipur, Could 12: A Chhattisgarh authorities helicopter crashed on the Raipur airport on Thursday night time, killing two pilots, police mentioned.

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Chhattisgarh govt helicopter crashes at Raipur airport; two pilots dead

The incident befell throughout a flying follow on the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur below Mana police station limits at round 9:10 pm, mentioned Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal. Two pilots on board the chopper have been critically injured within the crash and instantly taken to a close-by non-public hospital the place they have been declared useless, mentioned the SSP.

The deceased have been recognized as Captian Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain A P Shrivastava, mentioned the police officer. The reason for the crash was not instantly recognized.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief over the tragedy and condoled the loss of life of the pilots. Baghel tweeted, “simply bought unhappy information a couple of 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 relations and peace to the departed soul.” PTI

Story first printed: Thursday, Could 12, 2022, 23:00 [IST]

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