Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IAF Mi-26 crashed while carrying Heavy Railway Machinery, 8 injured

Eight defence personnel, including three crew members, were injured when an IAF helicopter crashed soon after taking off from the airport here on Tuesday morning. The Mi-26 chopper carrying defence personnel took off from the technical airport at Satwari here and crashed within minutes of take off at 0950 hrs, defence spokesperson Lt. Col Viplov Nath said.
He said eight defence personnel, including crew members, were injured and have been rushed to the military hospital at Satwari. MI-26  was carrying Heavy Railway machinery for the railway project coming up in the valley , Crash could have occurred due to Twin engine failure or due to overloading of the helicopter , Iaf has already started  a inquiry into the Crash and will submit its report in few weeks time .
The cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained. The airport has been closed for two hours for clearing operations.

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