IAF chopper crashes in Jammu, 8 injured

In a freak accident, an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed at the Jammu Air Force Station on Tuesday injuring eight persons, all of them are said to be defence personnel.

Jammu: Eight defence personnel, including
three crew members, were injured when an IAF helicopter
crashed soon after taking off from the airport here Tuesday

The Mi-26 chopper carrying defence personnel took off
from the technical airport at Satwari here and crashed within
minutes of take off at 0950 hrs, Defence Spokesperson Lt. Col
Viplov Nath said.

He said eight defence personnel, including crew
members, were injured and have been rushed to the Military
Hospital at Satwari.

The cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained.
The airport has been closed for two hours for clearing