A Chhattisgarh government helicopter crashed at the Raipur airport on Thursday evening, killing two pilots, police said. The incident took design all the contrivance thru a flying observe at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur under Mana police space limits at around 9: 10 pm, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal.
Two pilots on board the chopper were severely injured within the fracture and straight taken to a nearby personal effectively being facility where they were declared lifeless, said the SSP. The deceased were identified as Captian Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain A P Shrivastava, said the police officer. The cause of the fracture used to be no longer straight known. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed misfortune over the tragedy and condoled the loss of life of the pilots.
Baghel tweeted, “upright bought sad data about a advise helicopter crashing at the airport in Raipur. In this tragic accident, each and every our pilots Captain Panda and Captain Shrivastava handed away. Would possibly perchance possibly well God give strength to their kin and peace to the departed soul.”