Survivor recounts final moments of the Aarey chopper crash
“The trees saved us. If we plunged to the ground straight, we may not have survived,” Sanjeev Shankar, the technician who survived Sunday’s tragic helicopter crash at Aarey Milk Colony, told HT.
Shankar, 24, suffered two fractures and is now recuperating at home. “The injuries on my chest make it difficult to talk,” he said.
The chopper ride was booked by Ritesh Modi to celebrate his wedding anniversary with wife Vrinda on Sunday. The crash killed the pilot and Ritesh, while Vrinda is still in hospital.
“I was sitting on the co-pilot seat and Vrinda was sitting behind me. Ritesh was seated behind the pilot,” said Shankar, adding that he and Vrinda survived because of where they were Sanjeev Shankar was on the chopper ride as a technician.
sitting. The helicopter took off from the Juhu airport, finished one round of the joy ride flying over Powai and Vihar lakes and hovering over Film City near Aarey Milk Colony, Shankar said.