IAF’s cargo helicopter crashes near Kedarnath temple, Six occupants injured

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IAF’s cargo helicopter crashes near Kedarnath temple

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force’s cargo helicopter on April 3 (Tuesday) crashed near the Kedarnath temple due to bump with an Iron bar in which six occupants were on board.

The MI-17 which was carrying equipment for the Army attempted to land at the helipad close to the holy temple when a part of the helicopter bumped with the iron girder. The helicopter fell down on the ground and turned upside down.

After crash the helicopter, all the occupants have been found injurious which has been sent to nearest hospital instantly for treatment. Police as well as local officials instantly gathered on the accident spot where they vacated the passengers. All the police and local officers arranged the first aid to the injurious persons and later they rushed them to the hospital for further treatment.

Last year, a tragic crash involving an MI-17 took place in Arunachal Pradesh in which seven people on board were killed. The Indian Air Force had later stated that the tail rotor of the Russian-manufactured helicopter had come off, leading to the crash.

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