Maharashtra: Yavatmal’s ‘Rancho’ Sheikh Ismail Dies During Trial Of Helicopter He Made

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Trisha Mehta
Yavatmal, 12th August 2021: A 28-year-old youngster, Sheikh Ismail, whose only dream in life was to make his very own helicopter and launching a manufacturing company unfortunately died due to the impact of one of the rotor blades of the copter during a trial run on Tuesday night at Fulsawangi village in Pusad taluka of Yavatmal district of Maharashtra.

He had planned to launch his helicopter which he had named Munna Helicopter on Independence Day. He wanted it to be a low-cost alternative for personal use as well as for government so that it can be used during natural calamities for rescue and survey purposes.

Although Ismail only studied up till class seven and was a metal sheet worker he still was very famous in and around his village for his mechanical experiments which he did in a small workshop that he ran.

Khurshid Akram, Ismail’s close friend said, “His dream came to a sad end when the tail rotor blades crashed into the main rotor blades during a trail on Tuesday night and unfortunately, one of the broken rotor blades swept into the cabin and hit his head, leading to his death.”

“Ismail used to say that he would dedicate it to the nation as a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative. He had even written the slogan on his chopper”, said Akram, another friend of Ismail.