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Baba Kalyani injured as chopper crash lands in Mysore


Bangalore : Bharat Forge managing director Baba Kalyani and two other directors of the company suffered minor injuries Friday when their chartered helicopter crash landed at the Infosys campus helipad in Mysore, police officials said.

The Bell helicopter of Deccan Aviation took off from Bangalore around 9.25 a.m. with Kalyani and the two directors who were flying to Mysore, about 130 km from here, for a visit to the company’s automotive axles plant.

As the chopper reached the Infosys campus for a landing, a technical problem in tail rotor forced the crash landing at the helipad, police officials said.

“Kalyani and the two directors, Rakesh Sachdev and L. Jauhar suffered very minor injuries,” B.P. Girish, in charge of Vijayanagar police station under whose jurisdiction the Infosys camps falls, told IANS over telephone.

The pilot and a technician on the chopper escaped without any injury, he said.

Kalyani and the two directors were taken to the nearby BGS-Apollo Hospital for a check up and “all three are fine”, Girish said.

The helicopter’s body and rotors were damaged, he added.