An Army helicopter carrying 14 army personnel, including Chief of Defence Staff – Gen. Bipin Rawat, crashed today (08) near Coonoor in the nearby hilly Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu.
Citing police sources, Times of India reports that the chopper was on its way from the Sulur IAF base to the Defence Services College (DSC) at Wellington when it crashed.
Emergency and rescue operation teams are present at the spot.
Two onboard who were found seriously injured had been taken to a hospital.
Identification of the deceased is underway.
(Excerpts : TOI)