Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Defence Ministry orders court of inquiry into helicopter crash

Dehradun: The Ministry of Defence has ordered a court of inquiry to investigate the crash of Mi-17 V5 helicopter that was on rescue mission from Gauchar to Guptkashi and Kedarnath, the epicentre of the devastation caused by heavy rain and landslides in Uttarakhand.
"One Mi-17 V5 helicopter of IAF on a rescue mission from Gauchar to Guptkashi and Kedarnath on return leg from Kedarnath has crashed North of Gaurikund. The eight persons onboard including five crew members sustained fatal injuries," said a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence.
25/06/13 ANI/News Track India