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
October 19, 2011
Reg
VT-BSH
Make
HAL
Model
Dhruv
MSN
DW-63
Location
Ranchi
Country
India
CivilMilitary
Military
Fatal
3
Operator
Border-Security-Force
Link 1
http://www.newsbullet.in/india/34-more/19836-three-killed-as-bsf-chopper-crashes-near-ranchi
Link 2
http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a254403.html
Link 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS9ADyyJmrg

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