A major accident took place on Wednesday in Coonoor, Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. And an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed. Several senior army officers, including Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, were on board the helicopter. And were going to attend an event. Indian Air Force gave information about this by tweeting.
Names of 9 people aboard the helicopter surfaced
According to information received from the sources, 14 people were aboard the helicopter, out of which the names of 9 people have come to the fore. Apart from General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, several senior officers involved in the helicopter. Rescue operation is going on after the accident and at present the work of saving people is going on.
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CDS Bipin Rawat taken to the hospital
According to the information received from the sources, CDS General Bipin Rawat fine after the accident and taken to the hospital. According to the information, so far 5 bodies recovered, while three injured pulled out. Three injured including Bipin Rawat taken to the hospital.
Defense Minister will give information about the accident in Parliament
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will give information about the crash of an army helicopter in the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu in the Parliament.
Air Force ordered an inquiry
Indian Air Force tweeted, ‘Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, with CDS General Bipin Rawat on board. An inquiry ordered to find out the cause of the accident.
Cause of accident not known
The helicopter crashed in Coonoor in the hilly Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. According to information received from police sources. Then it crashed. After the helicopter crash, a huge fire broke out and the entire area was covered with mist. The area where the helicopter fell is a forest area.