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IAF Mi-17-V5 helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand

04 April 2018

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17-V5 military transport/utility helicopter crashed on 3 April near the town of Kedarnath in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

All six personnel on board survived the crash, which occurred while the helicopter was landing at 0810 h local time, according to a statement by the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB).

At the time the helicopter was undertaking a “state government task from Guptkashi to Kedarnath”, said the PIB, adding that an investigation into the incident has been launched.

Before the crash the IAF operated 126 Mi-17-V5s, according to Jane’s World Air Forces.

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