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DGCA orders probe into chopper landing on roof

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 09:25

Zeenews Bureau

Bangalore: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe to ascertain how a chopper of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) made an emergency landing on the roof of an apartment building in east suburb area in Bangalore yesterday.

Reports, Friday, claimed that the DGCA officials have reached the spot and efforts are being made to bring down the chopper safely.

The incident took place after a trainee pilot of HAL made an emergency landing of a helicopter on top of Maitri Apartment in Bangalore, due to some technical glitches.
The helicopter was being flown by two trainee pilots when it developed a technical glitch in the air. Both the pilot and the co-pilot escaped with minor injuries and no damage was done to the building. However, the chopper was badly damaged.
The HAL helicopter was on a routine training sortie over the city for about 130 minutes when it suddenly lost altitude and descended before landing on the rooftop of a private building.

After the incident, the company also ordered an inquiry to investigate the cause of the mishap.

The residents of surrounding buildings were also evacuated to avoid any untoward incident.

First Published: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 09:25
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