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
October 1, 2014
Make
HAL
Model
Cheetah
Location
near Bharthaul village, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Country
India
CivilMilitary
Military
Fatal
3
Operator
Indian-Army
Link 1
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/3-officers-killed-in-Helicopter-crash/articleshow/44081803.cms
Link 2
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/army-helicopter-crashes-in-bareilly-three-officers-killed/

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