Dhruv copters grounded

New Delhi, May 17 | Updated: May 18 2006, 05:30am hrs
The Dhruv helicopters of the Indian Armys aviation unit have been grounded with effect from Nov 25, 2005, as a precautionary measure after one chopper crashed near Hyderabad, defence minister Pranab Mukherjee informed the Rajya sabha on Wednesday.

This was done as a precautionary measure after Dhruv helicopter J-4054 belonging to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) crashed due to loss of tail rotor control near Siripuram, 150 kms from Hyderabad, he said.