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VIDEO: Lulu Group MD Yusuff Ali's helicopter crash lands in Kochi

Yusuff Ali, the richest Malayali, was travelling from his residence in Kadavanthra in Kochi to the Lakeshore Hospital to meet a relative admitted there when his helicopter malfunctioned.

Apr 11, 2021, 11:01 AM IST

The helicopter of Lulu Group Managing Director Yusuff Ali made an emergency landing on a marsh in Kochi's Panangad locality after it suffered a power failure.

Yusuff Ali, the richest Malayali, was travelling from his residence in Kadavanthra in Kochi to the Lakeshore Hospital to meet a relative admitted there when his helicopter malfunctioned.

All 5 helicopter passengers, including Yusuff Ali, are reportedly unhurt and were evacuated from the window as the helicopter's doors were jammed. 

A witness told Asianet News, "My wife saw this (helicopter landing) and informed the police. It was raining heavily during that time. Police reached the spot in about 12 minutes and shifted them to the hospital. Things would have been disastrous had the helicopter landed elsewhere else,” said a resident in the region.