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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Helicopter filming Kumbh, grounded
Eurocopter AS 350 B3 Ecureuil, VT-JKB, with a gimbaled camera at the
front, owned by Himalayan Heli Services, also used for aerial filming at
the 2012 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, was grounded for flying
"dangerously low" at the Kumbh Mela reports BBC Hindi. Police in
Allahabad have alsodetained a french photographer doing the filming.
The private helicopter
was cleared to fly over Allahabad by federal aviation authorities, but it had
no permission to fly over Sangam - where the rivers meet - to take pictures.It
flew so low that boats started shaking an official told BBC.
have been flying high over the sprawling grounds to monitor crowds.