19-Oct-11 VT-BSH HAL Dhruv Ranchi, India (3F)

A BSF (Border Security Force) helicopter on anti-Naxal duty crashed on the outskirts of Ranchi today, killing two pilots and a technician on board. The Dhruv was going to Chaibasa from Ranchi when its engine caught fire and it crashed in Khunti jungle, a senior BSF official said.  Aircraft completely burnt out.  Pilot named as Captain K V Thomas (52), and co-pilot as S P Singh Bhandal, age 55

Date:
19 October, 2011
Reg:
VT-BSH
Make:
HAL
Model:
Dhruv
MSN:
DW-63
Location:
Ranchi
Country:
India
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
3
Operator:
Border-Security-Force
Link:
http://www.newsbullet.in/india/34-more/19836-three-killed-as-bsf-chopper-crashes-near-ranchi
Link:
http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a254403.html
Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS9ADyyJmrg

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