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Maharashtra : 2 injured as helicopter en route to pick Shiv Sena leader crashes while landing

The private helicopter was en route to pick up Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sushma Andhare for a public rally in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 03rd 2024 01:07 PM
Maharashtra : 2 injured as helicopter en route to pick Shiv Sena leader crashes while landing

Maharashtra : 2 injured as helicopter en route to pick Shiv Sena leader crashes while landing

Maharashtra: In a tragic and unfortunate incident, two private helicopter pilots injured after an aircraft crashed while landing at an unidentified location in Maharashtra's Raigad district.

As per the reports,  the private helicopter was en route to pick up Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sushma Andhare for a public rally in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2024.  


The tragedy unfolded at around 9.30 a.m. when the helicopter's pilots attempted to land it on a makeshift helipad in Mahuhad. The helicopter tilted, swerve, wobble, lose balance and then crash with a loud sound in a cloud of dust on an open ground  causing injury to the pilots.

The pilot of the chopper jumped off the ill-fated chopper and survived, but the white-and-blue rental rotary-winger was severely damaged in the collision near Mahad in Raigad.

Police and rescue personnel rushed to the scene to investigate the crash. 

More details awaited… 

 

- With inputs from agencies

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