Defence minister Rajnath Singh is more likely to transient parliament on the crash of a military chopper within the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu tomorrow. The Chief of Defence Workers, Bipin Rawat, his employees and relations have been on board the Mi-series chopper, which crashed in Coonoor, a spot between Coimbatore and Sulur. 5 individuals are lifeless and three have been rescued alive. A search is on for the remaining. Information company ANI reported that the chopper was carrying 14 individuals — 9 of them passengers and 5 crew members.
Following military protocol, Mr Singh has already briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the difficulty, sources mentioned.
Sources mentioned Mr Singh is attending a gathering with senior officers of his ministry. For now, he is not going to journey to Tamil Nadu and is monitoring the scenario from Delhi, sources mentioned.
The Indian Air Drive has confirmed the crash. “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident right now close to Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. An Inquiry has been ordered to establish the reason for the accident,” the tweet learn.
An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident right now close to Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.
An Inquiry has been ordered to establish the reason for the accident.
— Indian Air Drive (@IAF_MCC) December 8, 2021
Rescue and reduction operations are in progress on the spot, which have been made tough by the terrain. The Tamil Nadu authorities has despatched senior officers to the crash web site. A medical group from Ooty and consultants from Coimbatore are speeding to the spot.
Former military chief Common JJ Singh advised wantpassport that our bodies recovered are charred, which is making identification tough. These rescued have sustained extreme burn accidents.
The chopper had taken off from the military base in Coimbatore’s Sulur and was on solution to Wellington in Udhagamandalam. Common Rawat, it’s believed, was to go to the Defence Companies Workers School situated there.
The Mi sequence choppers are the workhorse of the Indian Air Drive and are utilized in high-altitude operations. They’re additionally used to ferry VIPs, together with the Prime Minister.