Thursday, September 3, 2009


Account of Ariel Tragedies in Indian Skies:
I am by saddened death of YSR, CM of Andra Pradesh, India. At this unfortunate time I am astounded at number of crisis in India skies specially Copter/helicopter Accidents and moreover number of them have brought demise to Indian National Congress popular leaders.

I have tried to put the list in chronological order with cause of accident and toll of death and profile of the main person

1. S Kumaramangalam, a Congress leader, died in a plane crash in 1973 near New Delhi. Not much info is available on this one.served as minister for steel and mines in the Indira Gandhi Cabinet till his death in a plane crash.

2. Sanjay Gandhi (December 14, 1946 – June 23, 1980) as per wikipedia -- air crash - near Safdarjung Airport in New Delhi - flying a new aircraft of the Delhi Flying club, and, while performing a loop over his Office, lost control and crashed - Captain Subhas Saxena was also killed - went up in his Pitts S-2A aerobatic biplane despite an explicit prohibition by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation mere weeks before the crash - he was not rated to pilot, the DGCA, Air Marshal (Retd.) J. Zaheer, DGCA had, earlier, censured Gandhi for illegally piloting a commercial plane (with passengers)."

3.Madhavrao Scindia (10 March 1945–30 September 2001)- his private secretary Rupinder Singh, four journalists - Anju Sharma (Hindustan Times), Sanjiv Sinha (Indian Express), Ranjan Jha (Aaj Tak TV channel) and Gopal Bisht (Aaj Tak). The plane was piloted by Raj Gautam.The chartered plane, a 10-seater Cessna C-90 - identifier VTE--F - owned by the Jindal Group, took off from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at 1249 hours. bad weather, coupled with a possible cloud burst, probably caused the crash -the aircraft caught fire in mid-air and crashed into a thicket near bhainsroli village, about 22 km from mainpuri

4. G.M.C. Balayogi (October 1, 1951 – March 3, 2002)- Bell 206 helicopter -- crashed in Kaikalur in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday morning - An official probe established that the 2002 crash was caused when the pilot, unable to continue due to poor visibility and searching for an appropriate place to land, made an error of judgment by mistaking a pond to be a land surface. his personal assistant and the pilot died.went down into a pond after it developed technical snag and its blades hit an overhead wire.

5. O.P. Jindal (7th August 1930- 31st March 2005) Menghi village in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Cause: Engine malfunction. Surendra Singh were killed when the chopper carrying them went down near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh March 31, 2005.

6. Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy (8 July 1949 – 2 September 2009) On September 2, 2009 Bell 430 helicopter carrying YSR went missing in the Nallamala forest area. On the morning of 3 September, 2009, helicopter was found crashed on top of Rudrakonda Hill, 40 nautical miles from Kurnool -- his special secretary P Subrahmanyam, chief security officer ASC Wesley, Group Captain SK Bhatia and Captain MS Reddy.

We can analysis it in different perspective but the aim of this blog was just give an account of incidences.

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