Indian Air Force’s MI-17 helicopter crashes Caught On Camera while landing near Kedarnath temple
Indian Air Force’s MI-17 Transport helicopter crashed after it hit an iron girder while trying to land at a helipad near the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand today. reportedly injuring its six occupants.
In the video you can see that the Mi-17 V5 helicopter descending towards the helipad and crashing . helicopter plummeted to the ground and turned upside down .Chopper caught fire after it collided with an iron girder.
Four people including the IAF pilot suffered injuries; they are out of danger, rescuers said. The helicopter was carrying eight people — six passengers, the co-pilot and the pilot. The IAF’s Russian-origin transport
The fire was brought under control, though smoke continued to billow for some time from the engine compartment of the helicopter that came to rest on its side after the crash-landing.
The air force has launched an investigation to find out what caused the helicopter to collide with the iron girder that led to the crash landing.