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IAF chopper forcelands in Uttarakhand, passengers unhurt

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An Mi-17V-5 helicopter of the (IAF) force-landed soon after takeoff in Badrinath town of on Wednesday, officials said.

However, no one was injured in the crash.

An spokesperson said the chopper, carrying around 15 personnel, was force-landed soon after the takeoff around 9.25 a.m.

"All crew members and passengers are safe. No civilian casualty or damage to property has been reported," the spokesperson said.

Officials said the chopper was on a routine mission and that all passengers were service personnel.

A court of inquiry has been ordered.

Earlier this month, the IAF's Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan's Pokhran area, but the pilot managed to eject safely.



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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 20:28 IST