The couple had gone on a joyride to celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary, but had ended up with multiple injuries when copter crashed.
Mumbai: Borivali resident Ritesh Modi (36) who, along with his wife Vrinda (34), had hired private operator Aman Aviation’s helicopter that crashed on Sunday morning, has been declared dead at Andheri’s Seven Hills Hospital.
The couple had gone on a joyride to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary, but had ended up with multiple injuries when the copter crashed. Ritesh, a private firm employee, did not respond well to “external life support”, said a hospital source.
Dr Rajendra Karwa, the medical superintendent of the hospital, said, “Mr Ritesh Modi was declared dead at 9.10 pm in the ICCU of Seven Hills Hospital. As this is a medico-legal case, the death will be intimated to the Aarey police station. The hospital will give the cause of death as traumatic brain injury. It is now up to the police to take further action in the case.”
Meanwhile, investigating police officer Ramdas Chintamani said: "We have registered an accidental death report in the copter crash incident. We are awaiting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's report on its probe into the reasons behind the crash. We will take further action depending on the report. If the report is against the private operator, then we have the option of registering a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder."