Aero India 2019: RTO helpdesk for air show fire victims

Aero India 2019: RTO helpdesk for air show fire victims

Aero India 2019: RTO helpdesk for air show fire victims

A field used for parking next to the Yelahanka Air Base in Karnataka, where Aero India 2019 air show is being held, went up in flames, destroying more than 300 cars.

On the third day of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base here, Indian army soldiers demonstrated their skills. They suspected a lit cigarette to be the likely cause.

Near 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the firefighters were struggling to douse the fire.

The event, which is organised by the Defence Ministry, is among the biggest air shows in the world.

No injuries were reported.

Bandipur / Mysuru: Major fire incidents were witnessed today not only in Bandipur National Park but also in the parking lot of the Aero India Show in Bengaluru. A court of enquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of fire.

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The air show was temporarily suspended and no planes took off from the airbase until the fire was completely extinguished.

Ground reports state that many came to know about the fire outbreak after hearing a loud "bang".

Aero India, that was limited to officials, businesses and foreign delegations, media and restricted invitees for the past three days, was thrown open to public on Saturday. Auto owners rushed to the spot after they received information about the incident.

The fire was controlled by creating a gap between the adjacent cars.

The fire started at 11:55 a.m. and has been brought under control as of this writing.

Earlier on Wednesday, the two Hawk airplanes collided mid-air and crashed, killing Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi and injuring Wing Commander V T Shelke and Squadron Leader TJ Singh.

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