IAF helicopter crashes, 8 defence personnel injured

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 told PTI.

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 operations.

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