Two Navy sailors lost their lives today (Thursday, Dec 27) after one of the hangar doors of the Indian Naval Air Squadron 322 collapsed at INS Garuda in Kochi.
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 left behind leaving his wife Aarti and a two-year-old daughter.
While 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.
A Board of Inquiry has been ordered into the cause of the accident.