Pawan Hans helicopter services resume in NE
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 23:00
Agartala: Pawan Hans helicopter services, suspended for nearly three months in six northeastern states after the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four of his co-fliers in a crash, has resumed.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar yesterday flew to Dharmanagar town in North Tripura district as Pawan Hans Helicopter Service Ltd resumed its service in the northeastern region following renovation of the copters, official sources said here today.

The sources said that earlier the copter had only one engine but now twin engines were fitted for added safety.

When contacted, an official of the Pawan Hans said initially the copter service was resumed in Tripura and Sikkim and would soon be relaunched in the entire North-East with double engine fitted copters.

The service was suspended after it crashed on April 30 killing Khandu and four others in Arunachal Pradesh.


First Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 23:00

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