01-Oct-14 HAL Cheetah Bharthaul, India (3F)

Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army taking part in the ongoing military exercise at the Jat Regimetanl Centre (JRC) at Bareilly crashed minutes after take-off killing all three on board.  It had gained only a few hundred metres in height when it caught fire mid-air.  Another report states it was a maintenance flight.  The three were named as Major Abhijai Thapa, 29, Major Vikas Varyani, 29 and Captain Avinash Somavanshi, 26.

Date:
1 October, 2014
Make:
HAL
Model:
Cheetah
Location:
near Bharthaul village, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Country:
India
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
3
Operator:
Indian-Army
Link:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/3-officers-killed-in-Helicopter-crash/articleshow/44081803.cms
Link:
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/army-helicopter-crashes-in-bareilly-three-officers-killed/

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