09-May-12 VT-VKS Agusta A109C Ranchi, India

Crash landed at Ranchi Airport due to tail rotor problems.  Local reports suggest that pilot made a high speed landing on wheels and the helicopter then turned over up to six times as a result of this landing.  However, it meant that all survived and the 6 POB have already been declared “out of danger” by Apollo Hospital.  Occupants included Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and his wife Meera.

Reg VT-VKS assumed as this is the only 109 operated by Aryan Aviation (stated as the operator of the crashed aircraft) and the  DGCA record for VT-VKS corroborates the age of the aircraft from reports

Date
May 9, 2012
Reg
VT-VKS
Make
AgustaWestland
Model
AW109
MSN
7648
Location
Birsa Munda airport, Ranchi
Country
India
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Aryan-Aviation
Link 1
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jharkhand-cm-munda-survives-helicopter-crash/256274-37.html
Link 2
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Jharkhand-CM-Arjun-Munda-injured-in-chopper-crash-at-Ranchi-airport/articleshow/13063363.cms
Link 3
http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Jharkhand-CM-injured-after-chopper-crashes-in-Ranchi/Article1-852976.aspx

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