India: ALH Dhruv helicopters return to the skies
Grounded for a month to allow for accident checks
The Indian public company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), specialized in production in the aerospace and defense sectors, announced in recent days that the fleet of medium multi-purpose helicopters ALH Dhruv has resumed flight operations. This is an announcement that comes a month after an accident involving an Indian Navy aircraft off the coast of Mumbai.
In the aftermath of the incident, the armed forces had banned the flight of all rotary wing vehicles (supplied to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) of this model. The goal was to allow investigators to determine the cause of the accident and carry out the precautionary checks, prescribed by the safety regulations, before returning the more than 300 HAL Dhruv to the skies.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency