Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Uttarakhand chopper crash: All 19 bodies recovered

New Delhi: Air Chief Marshal N.A.K Browne on Wednesday said that all the 19 bodies of those who died in a horrific air crash in Uttarakhand on Tuesday were recovered.
 Speaking to newspersons on his arrival at Dehradun to visit the crash site, the Air Chief Marshal said the cockpit voice recorder of the rescue helicopter has been recovered. He said the rescue mission would continue despite the crash. He said the pilots have all been well trained, but harsh weather conditions were responsible for the crash.
 Brown also said that the morale in the IAF was high and the operations would continue round the clock. Latest reports said that the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the Mi-17 had been recovered and was sent to a a Chandigarh lab to extract data.
Those who died included personnel from the Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and the paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police were feared dead in an IAF helicopter crash on Tuesday.
26/06/13 Asian Age