Raipur helicopter crash: One pilot from Odisha’s Sambalpur killed

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Raipur: Two pilots were killed after a helicopter crashed at an airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur on Thursday evening.

One pilot from Odisha’s Sambalpur dies in the mishap. The deceased is identified as Gopal Krushna Panda of Baham village.

Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain AP Shrivastava were killed in the accident, police said.
The helicopter caught fire when the pilots were trying to land the helicopter. Both the pilots on board died in the accident. There were no passengers on board.

The incident took place during a flying practice at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur under Mana police station limits at around 9:10 pm, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prashant Agrawal.

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