Crashed shortly after take off from Army operations centre at Tena. All four survived despite helicopter ending upside down and on fire – named as captains Soberon Hernán Alberto Davalos Villacrés and Andrew Ismael Carrillo, Second Sergeant Henry Toapanta Ona and Sergeant Humberto Moreno. A later press report blamed this accident on a fault with the autopilot
Ditched for unknown reason in the Chongón dam reservoir, all POB in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Video of the last stages of the recovery effort can be seen here A later press report blamed a tail rotor drive shaft problem
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.
Heavily damaged after crashing from 100ft altitude on take off on a test flight.Â Pilot P D Tiwari, Co-pilot also named as P D Tiwari, and technicians Anand Bharti, Pankaj Pal and Subroto Chandra
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.Â Aircraft completely burnt out.Â Pilot named as Captain K V Thomas (52), and co-pilot as S P Singh Bhandal, age 55
â€œThough it seems that the helicopter had crashed owing to the inclement weather, a court of inquiry has been ordered,â€ quoting the Indian Army.Â Deceased quoted at pilots â€“ Lt. Jepa and Lt. Col Bhatia of the Indian Air Force and soldiers Naib Subedar Rana and Naik Panth of 8 Gorkha Rifles
The Cheetah helicopter was on a routine air maintenance sortie when the crash landing took place at 0810 hours, IAF sources said in New Delhi. Defence Ministry sources said the two pilots on board the helicopter were injured and were evacuated to Leh for treatment.