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Two Indian-origin people died in mid-air collision between helicopter and aircraft in UK

Two Indian origin people died in mid air collision between helicopter and aircraft in UK pardesi news 1512038369

The Indian-origin trainee pilot and his compatriot instructor were among four persons killed in a mid-air collision between a light aircraft and a helicopter in south-east England.

Savaan Mundae, 18, an aeronautics student from Buckinghamshire New University who was training to be a commercial pilot, died with his instructor Jaspal Bahra, 27, in a mid-air collision with a light aircraft on 17th November, 2017. The incident took place in south-east England. The plane involved was a Cessna 152, built in 1982 and owned by Airways Aero Associations which is based at the Wycombe Air Park. Both victims were UK citizens.

The two others killed in the crash in a field in Buckinghamshire was another British flight trainer, 74-year- old Michael Green and his 32-year-old Vietnamese trainee pilot Thanh Nguyen, who were in the helicopter on a training session.

According to the investigation authorities, “The air accident is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB). Our thoughts remain with the families of those involved in the accident. Our family liaisons officers continue to offer support the victim’s families”. 

Both aircraft came from Wycombe Air Park, also known as Booker Airfield, near High Wycombe, which offers flight training.

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