A short video clip capturing an Indian Air Force helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh on October 6 that surfaced recently has left the media, including large social media audiences, shocked by the tragedy. All seven personnel on board the chopper had died in the accident.
The Mi-17 V5 chopper was flying at an altitude of over 17,000 feet in the wee hours of the morning on an air maintenance mission, when it crashed near Tawang. The chopper was carrying kerosene cans and was air-dropping them at the forward Army camp in Yangtse.
This 19-second video shows how the parachute of one of the kerosene jerry cans got entangled with the tail of the rotor, causing it to detach that led to the crash of the helicopter.
The supply sortie was being flown by two very experienced Air Fore pilots.
Charred bodies of the 7 men, which included the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and two army officers, were recovered from the crash site, close to the border with China.
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Those who died in this accident were Wing Commander B Upadhyay, Squadron Leader S Tiwari, Master Warrant Officer AK Singh, Sergeants Gautam, Satish Kumar and army soldiers HN Deka and E Balaji.