Chopper of Hyderabad's private flying academy crashes, 1 pilot killed

Published on Feb 26, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Telangana chopper crash: The crash took place at Tungaturthi village of Peddavura block, closer to Nagarjunsagar dam on the Krishna river.

Telangana chopper crash: Locals have gathered to the spot where the chopper crashed closer to Nagarjunasagar dam on the Krishna river. 
Telangana chopper crash: Locals have gathered to the spot where the chopper crashed closer to Nagarjunasagar dam on the Krishna river. 

A trainee pilot was killed on Saturday in a chopper crash in Telangana's Nalgonda district. The crash took place at Tungaturthi village of Peddavura block, closer to Nagarjunsagar dam on the Krishna river. Local people gathered to the spot hearing a loud thud to discover the mangled body of the chopper. Cops, medical teams are rushing to the spot. The chopper which crashed is believed to be on a training sortie.

The Cessna-152 two-seater aircraft belonged to a private aviation academy of Hyderabad. 

According to official information, the crash took place at 10.50am. The trainee pilot hit against an electrical pole and died on the spot, Nalgonda SP confirmed. The deceased pilot has been identified as Mahima, a native of Tamil Nadu. She took off from Macherla of the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday morning. 

 

Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia offered condolence to the bereaved family of the trainee pilot and said an investigation team has been rushed to the site. “Shocked to hear about the tragic crash of a training aircraft in Nalgonda, Telangana. An investigation team has been rushed to the site. Unfortunately, we lost the student pilot. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family & loved ones,” the minister tweeted. 

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    Srinivasa Rao is Senior Assistant Editor based out of Hyderabad covering developments in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana . He has over three decades of reporting experience.

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