A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli`s IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat was admitted to AIIMS hospital in Delhi after his chopper hit turbulence on Friday. He suffered a neck fracture and minor back injury because of the rough emergency landing.
At least 16 people were missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia, police and the emergencies ministry said today.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has cut down on the use of official helicopter, reducing the expenditure on it by nearly 40 per cent during the 18-month period from March 2012 to September 2013, an RTI reply has revealed.
Twenty bravehearts, who died in Tuesday`s chopper crash while rescuing stranded people in flood-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand, will be given a `guard of honour` – a ceremonial mark of respect – by the government in Dehradun.