Aircraft investigation body AAIB to probe Mumbai helicopter crash in Goregaon

Apex aircraft investigation body, Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will probe the helicopter crash in Goregaon suburb of Mumbai on Sunday in which one person was killed and three others were injured.

PTI December 11, 2016 17:44:56 IST
Aircraft investigation body AAIB to probe Mumbai helicopter crash in Goregaon

New Delhi: Apex aircraft investigation body, Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will probe the helicopter crash in Goregaon suburb of Mumbai on Sunday in which one person was killed and three others were injured.

Aviation regulator DGCA has already started collecting evidence from the crash site which would help the AAIB in its probe, a senior official said.

"The DGCA officials are already on the crash site to collect evidence for probe. Since, ab initio its an accident, Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) will be conducting a probe into it. We are sending a team of investigators to Mumbai tomorrow to start the probe," a senior AAIB official told PTI.

Aircraft investigation body AAIB to probe Mumbai helicopter crash in Goregaon

Representational image. AFP

The official said that the AAIB is expected complete its preliminary investigation in one weeks time.

One person was killed and three others were injured when a helicopter crashed in the Goregaon suburb of the western metropolis.

The helicopter crashed in an open ground in Aarey colony, a green belt in suburban Goregaon, and caught fire, according to the city fire department officials.

Local residents alerted police and Fire Brigade after they spotted smoke billowing from the crash site.

Four persons, all occupants of the chopper, suffered burns and were rushed to a hospital where one of them succumbed to injuries, said DCP (Zone 12) Kirankumar Chavan.

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