A helicopter carrying India’s top military officer and other officials crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. The Indian Air Force confirmed that the Chief of Defence Staff, Bipin Rawat, was on the flight. The chopper took off from the Air Force station in Sulur, Coimbatore and was headed to Wellington Defence Services Staff college where the CDS was due to deliver a lecture.
4 bodies have been recovered from the military helicopter crash site in the Nilgiris and shifted to Military hospital in Wellington; 3 injured persons also rescued and moved to hospital: District officials
14 people were on-board the military chopper that crashed b/w Coimbatore&Sulur in Tamil Nadu. They included CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brig LS Lidder, Lt Col Harjinder Singh, NK Gursewak Singh, NK Jitendra Kr, L/Naik Vivek Kumar, L/Naik B Sai Teja & Hav Satpal
There was no immediate information on the condition of CDS Bipin Rawat.Waiting for more updates.