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A helicopter of the Indian Air Force with the Chief of Defense Staff of the Indian Armed Forces crashed in the south of the country

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An Indian Air Force military helicopter crashed in southern India. The Chief of the Defense Staff of the Indian Armed Forces, General Bipin Rawat, was on board.


According to local media reports, a Mi-17V-5 Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu state near the town of Coonoor in the highlands. According to preliminary information, there were 14 people on board the helicopter, including General Ravat, his assistant, the general's security men and the helicopter pilots. It is also reported about the possible presence of the general's wife in the helicopter.

The helicopter flew from the Indian Air Force Base in Sulur and was on its way to the Armed Forces Headquarters College in Wellington in western Tamil Nadu. The reason for the fall of the helicopter has not been established; a special commission will deal with this. The helicopter caught fire during the fall, and it was not possible to extinguish it.


An Air Force Mi-17V-5 helicopter carrying General Bipin Rawat on board today crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. An investigation was launched to establish the cause of the accident.

- said on the official page of the Indian Air Force on Twitter.

The death toll varies, with three survivors reported and five dead, whose bodies were retrieved from the wreckage of a helicopter. There is information that the general was taken to a nearby hospital, but nothing is said about his condition. According to information from another source, several people were taken to the hospital in serious condition, all of them have extensive burn injuries. There is no official information on the survivors and the dead.
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  1. avia12005
    avia12005 8 December 2021 14: 41
    -1
    Is it a coincidence that this accident happened immediately after the talks between Modi and Putin? And the agreement between them on the supply of helicopters in PM? Oh, it seems there is an American trace somewhere ...
    1. faiver
      faiver 8 December 2021 14: 53
      +14
      but what does the Americans have to do with it, the Indians have a sore point with the maintenance of equipment, and any ...
      1. Kesha1980
        Kesha1980 8 December 2021 15: 11
        +1
        Indians have a sore point with the maintenance of equipment, and any ...

        Anything can happen. Remember our summer "crashes" - the essence of the air accident. Somewhere technical support, somewhere "pilots' fault", somewhere - even deadly absurdities.
        He fell and fell, although it is extremely unpleasant that he fell. That is why there is the most massive helicopter in the world (mi17 - aka mi8 in export). Although at this level of operation, maintenance should be maximized.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 8 December 2021 15: 25
          +4
          Well, one of these days, the plane was doused with non-freeze burned and 200 people almost crashed. There is no point in looking for a conspiracy when everything works fine without it.

          1. mikh-korsakov
            mikh-korsakov 8 December 2021 17: 25
            0
            If you have already drawn an analogy between the incident with an airplane in Siberia and the accident of an Indian helicopter with VIP passengers, I would like to ask you a question, do you think that it was our specialists who carried out the maintenance of the Indian helicopter? Absurd!
      2. alex neym_2
        alex neym_2 8 December 2021 15: 23
        +3
        Request - do not offend the Indians, some of them will give you a head start of 100 points. Highly qualified personnel, not shepherds, are allowed to service equipment, especially aviation equipment.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 8 December 2021 18: 39
          +5
          The directors of the largest firms in Silicon Valley are Indians.
          4 million The Indian community in the United States is one of the richest and most educated in the country.
          1. alex neym_2
            alex neym_2 8 December 2021 19: 03
            0
            You led me into a stupor - INDIANS! and even with such a population and education? For me, this is a discovery (in all seriousness, without deception). Although I was referring to the citizens of India, that is, the Indians, or in the country, the Indians. And in America - INDIANS! Thank you for the enlightenment - now I will carefully refer to the terms.
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 8 December 2021 20: 43
              +4
              In principle, one can also call Indians - in terms of the main and mass
              religion of the country: Hinduism.
              But in India there are also Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists.
              You can also distinguish "Indians" by language: Hindi (about half of the population).
              More correctly, after all, the Indians.
              It is customary for Indians to laugh: songs, dances,
              but in fact there is a serious
              technological leap. Strong startups emerge
              in IT. Unicorn startups - $ XNUMX billion market value.
          2. faiver
            faiver 8 December 2021 23: 08
            0
            So it is, and I didn’t say that they are ignorant and fools, but somehow they don’t work out with technology so far ... hi
          3. Azim77
            Azim77 9 December 2021 10: 53
            +2
            Quote: voyaka uh
            The directors of the largest firms in Silicon Valley are Indians.

            In confirmation. True, not all heads of the entire company, but head, for example, the technical part. But nonetheless:
      3. alystan
        alystan 8 December 2021 16: 48
        +1
        Nothing can be ruled out, especially the American version, especially of pro-Western experts in bulk in India. As well as the Indians in the World Bank and the United States, who work for their new homeland in various departments and in high positions (Kamala will not let him lie), and have a large number of their supporters in their historical homeland.
    2. ioan-e
      ioan-e 8 December 2021 15: 01
      0
      Quote: avia12005
      Is it a coincidence that this accident happened immediately after the talks between Modi and Putin? And the agreement between them on the supply of helicopters in PM? Oh, it seems there is an American trace somewhere ...


      And nothing surprising, the bloody trail of the CIA and our country stretches.

      Operation "Liquidation". Is the CIA killing Russian scientists?
      This is not a fantasy, not a fiction, or a bluff: over the past 10 years, more than 70 scientific workers have died in Russia under mysterious circumstances. Who is so purposefully killing leading Russian scientists?
      Source: https://versia.ru/cru-ubivaet-rossijskix-uchyonyx
    3. knn54
      knn54 8 December 2021 15: 06
      +4
      Yuri, quite. Tamiml separatists, primarily from the LTTE, who still have not forgiven India for helping Sri Lanka in suppressing the rebellion of their fellow tribesmen in the north of the island.
      30 years ago, not far from the state capital, during an election campaign, Rajiv Gandhi was killed by a suicide bomber, who was clearly not in favor with the Yankees.
    4. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 8 December 2021 15: 09
      +1
      Quote: avia12005
      Is it a coincidence that this accident happened immediately after the talks between Modi and Putin? And the agreement between them on the supply of helicopters in PM? Oh, it seems there is an American trace somewhere ...

      Look who benefits and who has the opportunity. Black boxes need to be watched. And first of all, the Indians will have an opinion now negative Interestingly, NSH VSI was a supporter or opponent of the purchase of our weapons? Emotions will be overflowing.
      It could have been stupid, the jungle ...
    5. Ashes of Claes
      Ashes of Claes 8 December 2021 15: 45
      -1
      Quote: avia12005
      Oh, it seems there is an American trace somewhere ...

      well, when it seems, they make a famous gesture. The same paranoia as in "partners" - to see the hand of a sworn friend everywhere. The interjection "oh" is very appropriate))
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 December 2021 14: 54
    +3
    Yes, you can't drag Pakistanis, it's in the south of India opposite Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
  3. askort154
    askort154 8 December 2021 15: 15
    +5
    Flying in highlands is challenging in every way.
    I remember that General Lebed died in a similar situation. The crew warned him that the weather conditions were difficult, it would be better to return. But the general gave the command - "forward". As a result - a disaster, everyone died.
    An analogy with the Polish president in Smolensk. The crew decided to leave for an alternate airfield, the weather in Smolensk was bad, but the general in the cockpit ordered to "land". There is nothing worse for the crew when high officials who are not versed in flight safety rules interfere in their actions.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 8 December 2021 15: 32
      0
      And the crew should be given the opportunity to send everyone in / on ...
      1. askort154
        askort154 8 December 2021 15: 42
        +2
        Ros 56 ....And the crew should be given the opportunity to send all the

        He has such a right, only the commander makes a decision. But this is on paper, and not always in life. hi
  4. sustav75
    sustav75 8 December 2021 15: 28
    +1
    It could easily be the work of the Americans. Bribing helicopter maintenance personnel, the head of the chief of staff, is not difficult. Maybe even the British have worked hard for old times.
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 8 December 2021 15: 30
    0
    And I do not like this catastrophe immediately after the visit to VVP, but it is alarming. It is necessary to understand very seriously.
  6. 1272160454qq.com
    1272160454qq.com 9 December 2021 04: 03
    0
    plane crashes in India were frequent.