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CIAL airport resumes operations after 2 hrs lag due to helicopter crash

One person was injured when a Coast Guard helicopter crashed on Sunday just after takeoff from its enclave at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) here

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One person was injured when a Coast Guard helicopter crashed on Sunday just after takeoff from its enclave at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) here.
Sources said the chopper, which was on a training flight, crashed as it began taking off from the helipad at 12.55 pm.
As per preliminary reports, one person has a minor injury in his hand, sources told PTI.
Meanwhile, CIAL said airport operations were suspended for two hours after the Advanced Light Helicopter of the Coast Guard met with the accident.
"The ALH was removed from the operational area around 2 PM and the runway has been cleared substantially after safety inspections, and flight operations have been resumed," CIAL said in a statement.
The Coast Guard Enclave is inside the CIAL complex.
The reason for the accident is yet to be ascertained.

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First Published: Mar 26 2023 | 3:54 PM IST

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