Mumbai pilot falls to death while partying

A "heavily drunk" young pilot from Mumbai died on Sunday after he fell from a residential building in outer Delhi.

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2011, 22:21 PM IST

New Delhi: A "heavily drunk" young pilot
from Mumbai died on Sunday after he fell from a residential
building in outer Delhi where he was partying on his friend`s
birthday, police said.

24-year-old Jonathan Joseph Fernandes fell from the
seventh floor residence of his pilot-friend Hitesh Mahashay
whose birthday they were celebrating, a senior police official
said. The incident took pace in Jaya Apartment in Rohini
Sector 9 at around 12:35 AM.

"Fernandes who hails from Vikhroli in Mumbai was
heavily drunk and he fell from the seventh floor of the
building accidentally. He had done his pilot course from the
US and was preparing for the DGCA examination for getting
license to fly in India," the official said.

Police came to know about the incident when they
received a call from Saroj Hospital where the victim was
rushed after the incident.

The official said the preliminary enquiry suggested
that he was drunk and lost his balance.

"Over a dozen friends were present when the incident
took place. We have informed Jonathan`s family members about
the incident," the official said, adding post mortem will be
conducted after the arrival of his family,.

Fernandes was staying in a rented accommodation in
Multan Nagar in West Delhi.

Police have recorded the statement of his friends who
were present in the party.

PTI