NRI tycoon MA Yusuff Ali back in UAE after helicopter mishap

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 12 (IANS): Billionaire businessman and the richest Keralite, according to Forbes magazine, MA Yusuff Ali who escaped with minor injuries after the helicopter carrying him, his wife and two staff members made an emergency landing at Panangad in Kochi on Sunday, is back in the UAE.

The businessman who is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Lulu group reached the UAE in a private aircraft provided by the UAE government.

V Nandakumar, Director of Communications, Lulu Group told IANS that MA Yusuff Ali and his family returned to Abu Dhabi from Nedumbassery airport, Kochi in a private aircraft provided by the UAE government.

Nandakumar said, "Mr Yusuff Ali's health is perfectly all right and he has been advised rest by the doctors. He is recuperating at his home in Abu Dhabi".

DGCA officials from Chennai reached Kochi after the helicopter mishap for an inquiry. The chopper was lifted using a crane to Nedumbassery airport.

The DGCA officials were tightlipped over the technical snag which resulted in the chopper making an emergency belly landing at Panangad in Kochi.


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