08-Dec-21 ZP5164 Mil Mi-17V5 Coonoor, India (14F)

India’s top military commander has been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the country’s Air Force says.

Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others died after the Mi-17V5 helicopter came down in hills near Coonoor city on Wednesday morning.  Images show that the helicopter has been completely consumed by fire.  One survivor is reported.

The survivor succumbed to their injuries a few days later (see press report)

 

Date:
8 December, 2021
Reg:
ZP5164
Make:
Russian Helicopters
Model:
Mi17V5
Location:
Coonoor
Country:
India
Civil / Military:
Military
Fatalities:
13
Operator:
Indian-Air-Force
Link:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-59576082
Link:
https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/chennai/cds-bipin-rawat-army-chopper-crash-live-updates-7662227/
Link:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/iaf-helicopter-crash-live-updates-13-dead-as-chopper-with-cds-bipin-rawat-on-board-crashes-in-tamil-nadu/liveblog/88150787.cms

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