Printed on Mon Sep 26 2022 9:40:25 AM

Helicopter carrying Indian defence chief crashes, killed 5

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Helicopter crashes
A military helicopter carrying India's Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has crashed. Five people on board the helicopter were killed and four others were injured.

This information was given by the Indian media NDTV quoting the news agency ANI.

However, media reports did not provide details about CDS Bipin Rawat.

Rescuers rushed to the scene after receiving news of the helicopter crash, local media reported.

Citing several sources, NDTV reported that 14 military officials, including India's Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, were on board the crashed helicopter. Among them were Bipin Rawat's wife, defense assistant, security assistant, and Indian Air Force pilots.

According to media reports, the Indian Air Force's Mi-17V5 model helicopter crashed in the Nilgiris shortly after taking off from a military base in the Sulur area of ​​Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, several videos of the military helicopter crash have spread on various social media platforms. The video shows the helicopter on fire. In addition, there is a plume of smoke.

Voice TV/IA
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