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‘Chopper that killed late Malayalam famous person Jayan was discarded’

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It will be exhausting for the Mollywood to overlook the scars of the helicopter stunt that went awry throughout the taking pictures of  film Kolilakkam on November 16, 1980 because it claimed the lifetime of Malayalam’s first motion hero and famous person Jayan on the age of 41. When Kerala noticed the fortieth dying anniversary of the beloved star on Monday, one of many matters hotly mentioned on  social media was the whereabouts of the chopper concerned within the accident. 

There have been studies that the chopper was made by a US-based firm, Bell Textron, in 1969 and it was operational till 2010. The studies additionally mentioned, the corporate that owned the chopper in India had bought it to an Australian firm named AMT Helicopters Pty Ltd in 2000 which exhibited it within the airshow in Queensland. 

Scene from Kolilakkam

The consultants traced the whereabouts of the chopper by discovering its registration quantity talked about on its tail and stomach. The registration quantity was VT-EAD, in keeping with the screenshots of the chopper within the film. Going by the registration variety of the chopper, aviation consultants tried to hint the helicopter. However a search by The New Indian Categorical has discovered that the methodology adopted by aviation consultants was proper however their endeavour went in useless as they acquired the registration unsuitable.

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The truth is, the registration quantity was VT-EAO. The type adopted by the corporate for displaying the registration quantity on the physique of the chopper misled social media.  

The corporate which owned the chopper throughout the time of the accident was Pushpaka Aviation Pvt Ltd. When TNIE contacted H Suresh Rao, former managing director of Pushpaka Aviation, he mentioned the corporate was wound up years in the past and he’s working as an aviation guide in Mumbai. 

“It’s true that the chopper concerned within the accident that claimed the lifetime of the movie star was owned by Pushpaka Aviation. However now we have not bought it to anybody. We didn’t rebuild the chopper after the accident and it was discarded when the corporate expanded its fleet,” he mentioned. “I don’t know when it was discarded or it was given to anybody. However one factor is certain, we stopped utilizing the chopper after the accident,” he added.


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