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Gen Rawat's chopper crash: What happened when

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
December 08, 2021 22:59 IST
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Here is a timeline of what happened to the Indian Air Force helicopter carrying Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and others that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday:

IMAGE: Students in Mumbai pay tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat and others, who died in an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor on Wednesday. Photograph: Vijay Gohil/ANI Photo

9 am: IAF's Embraer aircraft carrying Gen Rawat, his wife and other defence personnel takes off from Palam airbase in Delhi for Sulur airbase near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu

11.35 am: Aircraft lands at Sulur airbase. 


11.45 am: IAF's Mi17V5 chopper, with Gen Rawat, his wife and 12 defence personnel on board, departs from Sulur airbase around  for Defence Services Staff College in Wellington

12.20 pm: Helicopter crashes near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu 

1.53 pm: IAF confirms that its Mi17V5 chopper with Gen Rawat on board has crashed near Coonoor.

6.03 pm: IAF announces at Gen Rawat, his wife and 11 other people on board the chopper have died in the crash. It says one defence personnel, Group Captain Varun Singh, survived the crash with injuries and is being treated at the military hospital in Wellington.

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