Flight path to death: A wish to get 'perfect shot' of his new flying toy claims man's life
By RAJAT RAI
The desire to capture his new flying machine's first lift-off on camera became a Delhi businessman's death wish.
Looking for that perfect shot through his camera's zoom lens while standing at the edge of an airstrip in Meerut, Yogesh Garg may have miscalculated the speed at which the two-seater micro light aircraft was approaching him.
Engrossed in photographing till the last second, Garg did not get time enough to realise his folly till one of the plane's wings hit him on the head, fatally.
The crashed two-seater plane lies off the runway as its owner, Delhi businessman Yogesh Garg's body is carried away by the police
After knocking Garg dead, the plane crashed on the turf, injuring the pilot and his colleague. Both were rushed to a nearby hospital and administered first aid.
The tragic incident took place at Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar airstrip in the Partapur locality, Meerut, at 10 am on Saturday.
The authorities later arrested the pilot and registered a case against Pankh Aviation in the Partapur police station for illegally using the airstrip without permission.
Garg was an office bearer of the aviation firm as well as a Rajasthan flying club.
He also used to run a company called Infraline Consultancy at Barakhambha Road in New Delhi.
'He was standing perilously close to the route of the plane. The wing hit him on the head and he died on the spot,' Anil Thapa, spokesperson of Pankh Aviation, said.
Additional district magistrate Neeraj Shukla, who reached the spot, said preliminary inquiry revealed that Pankh was not allowed to use the airstrip.
'The local police are also investigating why Yogesh was allowed to go to the airstrip to take pictures,' he said.
'I would like to inform that any kind of photography is prohibited in and around the airstrip because of security reasons, in violation for which we've registered cases against the pilot and Pankh Aviation,' city magistrate of Meerut, D.P. Srivastava, said.
Pankh Aviation's licence for flying in the Meerut airspace expired on March 31.
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