CDS Gen Bipin Rawat's chopper crashes in Tamil Nadu


The Indian Air Force helicopter – IAF Mi-17V5 – with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and thirteen other on board crashed on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu.

“As many as 14 people, including Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, Defence Assistant, security commandos and IAF pilots were on board the chopper,” sources said.

“An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” Indian Air Force tweeted. 

The local military officers have reached the location and were told that locals have taken two bodies with 80 per cent burns to a local hospital. 

People at the spot said some bodies can be seen downhill in the area of the accident. Efforts are underway to retrieve the bodies and check identities. 


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