Indian Army helicopter crashes in Nirgilis, Tamil Nadu, with officials on board, let’s know more about this

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Three people were rescued on-site and taken to the hospital for further treatment.

An Indian Army helicopter carrying a high-ranking defense official crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Preliminary images of the spot show a helicopter burning in the middle of a bush in the Nirgilis forest area. A fire brigade and other officials were deployed.

Preliminary investigations have begun to determine whether thehelicopter accident was due to fog or a technical failure, sources said. The helicopter took off from Sulur in the Coimbatore district to the Wellington Army Center in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

The district officials are yet to provide details of the accident. There is no official confirmation from the Indian Army yet.

According to unconfirmed reports, CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife were among the officers on board the chopper. There were also 14 members on board in the chopper. Three people have been rescued from the spot and rushed to the hospital for further treatment.

Bipin Rawat needs to be in Coonoor for the next three days of training sessions. According to sources, 14 people were on board. District collector Amrit confirmed the crash and was taken to the scene.

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