IAF Chopper with CDS general Bipin Rawat, wife, officials crashes in Tamil Nadu

08-12-2021 Wed 14:30

On Wednesday, an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter carrying Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris state. Rawat, his wife, and a total of 14 persons, including his crew, were aboard the Mi-series helicopter when it crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu.According to sources, CDS Bipin Rawat was in route from the Indian Air Force facility in Sulur near Coimbatore to Wellington in Coonoor. The passenger list for the ill-fated helicopter flight from Sulur to Wellington has not yet been released.Images from the crash scene of an Indian Air Force chopper showed enormous flames and villagers assisting with urgent rescue attempts. Several teams are on the scene doing search and rescue operations.


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