Kochi, Dec 27 (IANS) In a freak accident, two Naval officers were killed here on Thursday after getting trapped beneath the iron shutter of the helicopter hangar.
Two naval sailors of the aviation electrical branch, Naveen and Ajeet Singh, were killed when one of the hangar doors of the Indian Naval Air Squadron 322 collapsed at INS Garuda, the Navy said.
The sliding hangar door dislodged from its supporting rails above and fell on top of the two sailors who were passing by.
“Both the sailors were rushed in a critically injured state to the naval hospital, INHS Sanjivani, where despite best efforts of the doctors to resuscitate them, they succumbed to their injuries about 09:40 a.m.,” the Navy said.
Naveen hailed from Bhiwani district of Haryana and joined the Indian Navy in 2008, while Ajeet Singh belonged to the Bharatpur district of Rajasthan and had joined the Navy in 2009.
Naveen is survived by his wife and a two-year-old daughter while Ajeet Singh is survived by his wife and a five-year-old son.
“A Board of Inquiry has been ordered into the cause of the accident,” the Navy said.