Army chopper with CDS Bipin Rawat on board crashes in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu: An Army helicopter with four people on board, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday, reported news agency ANI.

Three people have been rescued so far while a search is on for the fourth.

The three who have been rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to the hospital al Wellington cantonment in Nilgiris district.

According to sources, CDS Bipin Rawat’s staff and family members were on board the Mi-series chopper along with him when it crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu. CDS Bipin Rawat was en route to Wellington in Coonoor from the Indian Air Force base in Sulur, as per sources.

Visuals from the site of the Indian Army helicopter crash showed massive flames and locals helping with the immediate rescue operations. Several teams are at the site carrying out search and rescue operations.

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