IAF Helicopter Crash In Tamilnadu: Live Updates

"With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident," said Indian Airforce in its statement.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Dec 2021 10:21 AM GMT
IAF Helicopter Crash In Tamilnadu: Live Updates

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat died in a helicopter crash at Conoor in Tamil Nadu.

"With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident," said Indian Airforce in its statement.






A Mi-17V-5 Helicopter carrying Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, his wife, and staff crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Sources confirmed that thirteen persons died in the crash.

The bodies recovered from the site of the crash have been taken to Military Hospital, Wellington in Tamil Nadu

Cabinet meet is underway on the chopper crash, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on the crash.

Cabinet briefing at 4 pm by Union Information minister Anurag Thakur

CDS Bipin Rawat reportedly has been taken to the hospital. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will brief parliament on the crash of an army chopper.

There were 14 persons on board, including the crew: Indian Air Force

CDS Bipin Rawat was en route to give a lecture at Defence Service Staff College in Wellington at 2:45 pm.

The search and rescue operations launched from nearby bases.

The MI 17 V5 chopper took off from Sulur in Coimbatore & was heading to Wellington base and the crash is supposed to have happened midway.

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin is expected to leave for Coonoor at 5 pm today

IAF has initiated an inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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