Indian Navy's Chetak helicopter crash-lands during training sortie at INS Rajali in Tamil Nadu, no casualties reported
Damage was reported to the main and tail rotors of Indian Navy's Chetak helicopter.
Vellore: A Chetak CH 442 helicopter of the Indian Navy on a training sortie crash-landed at INS Rajali near Vellore on Monday and the crew were safe, a defence official said.
"Chetak CH 442 on a training sortie at Rajali....whilst carrying out dry winching dual sortie, the helo (helicopter) crash landed," a defence public relations official told PTI.
INS Rajali is Arakkonam Naval Air Station, about 75 kilometres from Vellore. Damage was reported to the main and tail rotors, the official said, adding the crew were safe.
The first flight will see it climbing to a height of three meters, hover there for 30 seconds and then descend.
Flight is a true challenge on Mar because the air is so thin and it has to spin its rotor blades much faster than it does on Earth
Ingenuity will take high-resolution photography as it flies up to five times with gradual difficulty over the month.