Hyderabad, October 14: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday suspended Flying Training Organisation (FTO) approval granted to Wings Aviation Pvt Ltd of Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad. The decision comes days after two trainee pilots died in an aircraft crash in Vikarabad district on October 6. Both the pilots killed in the accident that took place at 12:45 pm.
According to the reports, both these pilots boarded the aircraft which took off from Begumpet airport and crashed in Vikarabad. Following this, a case has been registered and both the bodies have been sent for post-mortem. Telangana Plane Crash: 2 Pilots Killed After Trainer Aircraft Crashes at Sultanpur Village in Vikarabad.
Here's the ANI tweet:
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspends Flying Training Organisation (FTO) approval granted to Wings Aviation Pvt Ltd, Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, after two trainee pilots died in aircraft crash in Vikarabad district on 6th october. pic.twitter.com/SaG3bsjOrt
— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2019
Prior to this, a pilot of a private chopper had a lucky escape in Palli village of Faridabad as he survived after being hit by the rotor blades. Though in the incident, the pilot had a narrow escape with only a minor injury as the rotor hadn't picked up speed. Similarly, a Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army had crashed in Bhutan in September, while it was en-route from Khirmu in Arunanchal Pradesh to Yongfulla Bhutan on duty. In that incident, two people were killed including one Indian Army pilot and a pilot from the Bhutanese Royal Army.