Navy Chetak chopper crashes in Goa killing all aboard

In yet another air tragedy involving Indian choppers, a Chetak helicopter of the Indian Navy crashed at Dabolim Airport in Goa this morning.
According to reports, both the pilots and one diver on board were killed during the crash.

Representational Image. Reuters

The chopper reportedly crashed during take off at the Dabolim airport.

The chopper was flying from Mumbai to Mangalore and had stopped at Goa for refuelling.

Reports also said after the crash all operations at the airport have been temporarily suspended.

Earlier in August, two MI-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force had collided in mid-air in Gujarat’s Saurashtra region killing all nine IAF personnel aboard.
The collision occurred over Sarmat village, when the personnel were on a routine training mission. Each of the helicopters, which took off from the nearby Jamnagar airbase, carried a pilot, a co-pilot and two other trainees.

Updated Date: Oct 15, 2012 14:54 PM

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