Indians keep on doing extraordinary things, surprising not only the world but also themselves sometimes. One such example has been reported from Kolhapur in Maharashtra where a car mechanic repaired a helicopter recently, making it fly-ready in just 30 seconds.
India Today reports that the incident happened at the late Congress leader DY Patil’s residence in Kolhapur. Some guests had arrived at the bungalow in a helicopter but when they were ready to leave, the chopper couldn’t fly.
When they contacted the helicopter company, they were informed that an engineer would take at least two hours to reach the spot. Then someone remembered a local mechanic Imtiaz Momin, who had in 2006 made a car that could move in water along with his brother Feroze Momin. The brothers had then also given a demo of their car by driving it in a pond. They had won accolades from several quarters for their effort.
When someone went to call Imtiaz to repair the helicopter, only Feroz was present at their garage. Feroze had never even touched a helicopter. However, after some persuasion, he agreed to take a look. The report says that Feroz repaired the helicopter in just 30 minutes after taking some inputs from the pilot. The pilot first took a test flight and then left the city with the guests.
Kolhapur is home to several brilliant car mechanics. At one point of time, the city was famous for having the maximum number of luxury Mercedes cars.