Monday, October 30, 2017

Door falls off plane mid-air, lands on house in Hyderabad

Hyderabad:  A low-flying aircraft over the densely populated Lalapet in Secunderabad wobbled in the air before one of its metal doors fell off and crashed onto the empty terrace of a twostorey building.
The plane, flying at 2,500 feet, was owned by Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) and had two pilots in the cockpit. Nobody was hurt in the incident. A painter present on the roof had a miraculous escape as he had walked downstairs for lunch just minutes before the crash.
Ganesh Yadav, a local Congress member, was inside the two-storied house when he heard a thud. "It was like an explosion and we ran in panic.
After we went out of the building, neighbours told us that something had fallen off the aircraft," he told TOI. Ganesh, along with other residents, rushed to the terrace of the building and saw the three-foot white door lying near the overhead water tank amid smashed glass pieces.
30/10/17 Mahesh Babu/Times of India