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IAF chopper crashes; 15 onboard personnel safe

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Around 15 personnel of Army and Air Force had a narrow escape today when an helicopter, in which they were travelling, crashed after taking off near the Mana village of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand.

The Mi-17 V5 helicopter was practising 'inter-valley movement' at Ghastoli helipad between Badrinath and Mana Pass when the mishap took place at around 9:25 AM, the said.

However, all occupants including members of the crew and personnel of the Indian Army's 12 Grenadiers were reported safe, the added.

There was neither any civilian casualty or damage to civilian property, it said.

A colonel rank officer is looking into the accident to ascertain its cause.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 17:32 IST