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Ambani case: 'Pebbles in gearbox posed no threat'

india Updated: May 20, 2009 01:52 IST
HT Correspondent

The pebbles and gravel found in the gearbox of industrialist Anil Ambani’s helicopter on April 23 would not have damaged the aircraft.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on Tuesday, ruled out sabotage, as claimed by the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG).

ADAG, in a letter to the chief minister and his subordinates on April 24, had stated that business rivals were attempting to kill Ambani and senior officials of Reliance Communications.

DGCA told the police that the pilot would have been alerted by the aircraft’s system about the pebbles if he tried to start the helicopter and the engine would have to be shut down.