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Chhattisgarh: Two Pilots dead as helicopter crash at Raipur airport , CM offers condolences

By Priyanka Verma 
Updated Date

Raipur: Two pilots were killed after a Chhattisgarh government helicopter crashed at the Raipur airport on Thursday night.

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The incident occurred at around 9.10 pm during a flying practice at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur under Mana police station limits, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal informed.

As per the state government, “It was on a routine training sortie. Initial indications suggest technical malfunction as the cause of crash.”

Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain A P Shrivastava lost their lives in the crash. “A detailed technical investigation at the behest of DGCA and State Government shall be undertaken to ascertain the exact cause,” the government said, as per news agency.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel condoled the deaths and tweeted, “Just got sad news about the state helicopter crashing at the Raipur airport. In this tragic accident, both our pilots Captain Panda and Captain Shrivastava sadly passed away. May God give strength to their family members and peace to the departed soul in this time of grief.”

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has ordered officials to provide immediate relief to the bereaved families, the statement added.

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