Crashed coastguard helicopter at Kochi airport
Mar 27 2023
A coastguard helicopter crashed on a runway of
Cochin airport on March 26 th morning but the passengers remained safe. The airport remained closed for air
traffic for a few hours The “presence of mind” and “exemplary
professionalism” of the young trainee pilot of the Coast Guard helicopter that
crashed on a runway at Kochi airport on March 26th helped avoid a
major accident. “The pilot with bare minimum controls, manoeuvred the aircraft
away from the main runway to avoid blocking the international airport.
cushioned the landing to the extent possible to save the three souls on board,”
an official release from the Coast Guard said. The cyclic control of the
Dhruv advanced light helicopter (ALH) did not respond after it reached around
30-40ft above the ground on takeoff, the release said. Officials did not
identify the pilot as an investigation is on.
Operations at the Cochin airport was HALTED for
two hours and three flights diverted. They include two Indigo flights from Bengaluru and Ahmedabad and Oman
air flight from Muscat.
the inspection, Air India aircraft 831 from Delhi landed at Kochi airport