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Delhi executive killed on Meerut airstrip

The 40-year-old chief executive of a Delhi company died on Saturday morning at the Partapur airstrip here after being hit by the microlite aircraft that had been hired by his club for training.

india Updated: May 13, 2012 01:17 IST
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The 40-year-old chief executive of a Delhi company died on Saturday morning at the Partapur airstrip here after being hit by the microlite aircraft that had been hired by his club for training.

Yogesh Garg was also the owner of Rajasthan Aero Sports that had taken the two-seater VT-UAG microlite aircraft on lease from the city-based Pankh Aviation.

According to police, Yogesh had been taking flight training for the past few days and had flown solo before the incident. At the time of the incident, he was on the tarmac, taking pictures of the aircraft that was preparing to land. The aircraft, which was being flown by one Anil Gupta, had a co-passenger who has been identified by sources as Apoorva.

It is believed that Garg got dangerously close to the airstrip and was hit by one of the aircraft’s rotor blades. He suffered serious injuries on his head and slumped to the ground.

Pilot Gupta managed to land the aircraft on an adjacent field, causing damage to the aircraft. Garg’s damaged camera was found lying metres away.

District magistrate Vikash Gothalwal said persons associated with the company had failed to produce documents required by the aviation department for flying.