Two Navy sailors were killed on Thursday after one of the hangar doors of the Indian Naval Air Squadron 322 collapsed at INS Garuda in Kochi. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered into the cause of the accident.
Naveen, EAA3 and Ajeet Singh, EAAR3 — both from the Aviation electrical branch — were passing by when the sliding door dislodged from its supporting rails above and fell on them at around 9 am. The injured personnel were rushed to the naval hospital INHS Sanjivani where they succumbed to their injuries at 9:40 am, a statement by the Defence PRO said.
“Two Navy personnel died of casualties caused due to an aircraft hangar collapse,” a spokesperson told news agency PTI.
Naveen hailed from Haryana’s Bhiwani district and had joined the Navy in 2008. He is survived by his wife Aarti and a two-year-old daughter.
Ajeet Singh, on the other hand, belonged to Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district and had joined the force in 2009. He is survived by his wife Parvati and a five-year-old son.