New Delhi: The helicopter accident in Ranchi in which Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered injuries on Wednesday is likely to have been caused by a radar malfunction, initial investigations show.
As per preliminary probe reports from the Jharkhand capital, the radar appeared to have malfunctioned. This had led to problems in the twin-engined helicopter in landing at Kuchai in Saraikela-Kharsawan district, about 100 km from Ranchi.
Sources said after the Agusta AW 109 chopper failed to land at Kuchai, it went back to Ranchi's Birsa Munda Airport but again failed to land.
This led the pilots to "force it down", leading to the crash-landing at 1230 hours, they said, adding that the chopper turned turtle on hitting the ground causing injuries to Munda and others....more
08:43 PM, May 09, 2012
Ranchi: It was the wisdom of Captain B K Singh, piloting the helicopter which had to crash land after it developed a technical snag, that saved the lives of Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, his wife Meera and three others travelling with them. The helicopter toppled to its side after crash landing at the Ranchi airport, leaving the Chief Minister with multiple injuries. Also on the chopper were co-pilot Commander...
06:02 PM, May 09, 2012