Mumbai pilot falls to death while partying

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New Delhi:  A "heavily drunk" young pilot from Mumbai died today after he fell from a residential building in outer Delhi where he was partying on his friend's birthday, police said.

Twenty four-year-old Jonathan Joseph Fernandes fell from the seventh floor residence of his pilot-friend Hitesh Mahashay, whose birthday they were celebrating. The incident took place in Jaya Apartment in Rohini Sector 9 at around 12:35 AM.

"Fernandes who hails from Vikhroli in Mumbai was heavily drunk and he fell from the seventh floor of the building accidentally. He had done his pilot course from the US and was preparing for the DGCA examination for getting a license to fly in India," an official said.

Police came to know about the incident when they received a call from Saroj Hospital where the victim was rushed after the incident.

The official said the preliminary inquiry suggested that he was drunk and lost his balance.

"Over a dozen friends were present when the incident took place. We have informed Jonathan's family members about the incident," the official said, adding post mortem will be conducted after the arrival of his family.

Fernandes was staying in a rented accommodation in Multan Nagar in West Delhi.

Police have recorded the statement of his friends who were present in the party.

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