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Political leaders who died in air crashes

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 04 May 2011, 15:42 Hrs   |    14 Comments
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5. G.M.C. Balayogi

The Lok Sabha speaker and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader lost his life in a helicopter crash March 3, 2002. He was travelling in a Bell 206 helicopter similar to Y.S Rajasekhara Reddy's.

6. Dera Natung

In May 2001, the Arunachal Pradesh education minister and five others were killed when their Pawan Hans craft crashed near Tawang because of poor visibility.

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Reader's comments(14)
1: ppmh0xg ow4ws8k yozrv2s k1yz63z vi8jhpm.
Posted by:bitcoin - 16 Sep, 2011
2: Let us understand one thing. The Accidents be it Road rail or Air cannot be just prevented however much we wish as they are caused by Human reflexes at a particular point in time. If Arunachal Chief Minister has reached his destination on that day none of us would make so much noise as we do now. We would not even know if he travelled by a Chopper.Every day thousands of Helicopters fly and so many people travel. No one expects accidents. After the incident it is easy to comment. SO let us stop talking or advising after the incident.
Posted by:MOHAN.S - 05 May, 2011
Posted by:cheated people - 05 May, 2011
4: India has the highest deaths in accidents due to moving machines in the whole world due to three reasons. First, once we buy an movable machine, we do not maintain it as per the norms written in the manual (We buy an elephant but not the desired grass. Also, while buying elephant, there is a sizable cut and in poor grass, nothing is there). Secondly, every spare part is available duplicate/spurious market, thus even if you want to maintain properly, there is no guarantee that what you are doing is good. Third, we are too many to be accommodated in the system, we don't care for the dead, let it be anybody? Before one is creamated, the other takes over. No action is taken against any spurious goods manufacturer. There is no action against food adulterators, spurious medicine manufacturers, then how can we think of an action action against this spectrum of the society-after all, they are serving the society. Helicopters are small flying machnies and are safe so long weather supports, once weather is bad, they get knocked out and many times, there may not be a proper space for landing, leading to crashes. It is a ridiculous concept in our minds that a helicopter can land everywhere, it also need a clear area for its operations.
Posted by:H N Dutta - 04 May, 2011
Well said Mr. Dutta. As per aviation law, VIPs and VVIPs are not to be travelled on a single engine chopper. But YSR and Dorjee Khandu were travelling in them. If the CMs safety is this way.. what to say about the common man?
Hezed Godson Replied to: H N Dutta - 04 May, 2011
Thanks for adding the information on single or double engine choppers. For common people like us, we really do not know the technicalities and if a technical falut is there, then it is amuch bigger fault than the faults in the system I have mentioned. Thanks once again.
HN Dutta Replied to: Hezed Godson - 05 May, 2011
7: GMC.Balayogi the then Speaker of parliament also died due to helicopter crash.
Posted by:Jaypal - 04 May, 2011
8: Chief Ministers , Cabinet Ministers henceforth should use Helicopters for daily use public.commonman@gmail.com
Posted by:pcman - 04 May, 2011
9: You miss out Mr. Balwantrai Mehta the then chief minister of Gujarat. His plane was shot down by Pakistan army during 1965 war in Kutchh.
Posted by:bidhan desai - 04 May, 2011
What about Sanjay Gandhi and Rajesh Pilot?
S. Boniface Gnanadass Replied to: bidhan desai - 04 May, 2011
Rajesh Pilot died in a car accident and not an aircrash!
Milind Replied to: S. Boniface Gnanadass - 05 May, 2011
Rajesh Pilot case was a road accident, I think you want to point Madhav Rao Schindhia..
Zareef Ahmed Replied to: S. Boniface Gnanadass - 04 May, 2011
We missed out other person of course not a politicial.Actress Sowandarya and her brother.That was also very tragic.
swathi Replied to: Zareef Ahmed - 05 May, 2011
The list gets stretched. Sanjay Gandhi also died of a air crash
Subran Replied to: swathi - 05 May, 2011