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AF helicopter crashes in U'khand; crew members safe

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident

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Publish Date: Oct 19 2016 3:36PM | Updated Date: Oct 19 2016 3:38PM

AF helicopter crashes in U'khand; crew members safe
An Mi-17 V-5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed after take off at a helipad in the north of Badrinath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. 
 
All crew members and passengers are reported to be safe. No civilian casualty or damage to civilian property was reported, the IAF said.
 
IAF spokesperson who reported on the incident said that the helicopter was carrying out a routine drive from a helipad north of Badrinath in Uttarakhand.
 
“It was a force landing immediately after take-off. All crew and passengers are safe,” the IAF official said.
 
As of now, no casualties have been reported on the incident yet. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.