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MI chopper crash in Coonoor: CDS Rawat, his wife and 11 others killed

India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when their IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. Here are the ground zero photos that narrate the horror of the crash.
Last Updated : 09 December 2021, 09:00 IST
Last Updated : 09 December 2021, 09:00 IST

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CDS Bipin Rawat his wife Madhulika and 11 other armed forces personnel died after the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
CDS Bipin Rawat his wife Madhulika and 11 other armed forces personnel died after the military helicopter they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
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Those killed in the crash included Brig LS Lidder, the military adviser to the Chief of Defence Staff, and staff officer Lt Col Harjinder Singh. Credit: PTI Photo
Those killed in the crash included Brig LS Lidder, the military adviser to the Chief of Defence Staff, and staff officer Lt Col Harjinder Singh. Credit: PTI Photo
The other personnel killed are Wing Commander PS Chauhan, Squadron Leader K Singh, JWO Das, JWO Pradeep A, Havildar Satpal, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek Kumar and Lance Naik Sai Teja. Credit: AFP Photo
The other personnel killed are Wing Commander PS Chauhan, Squadron Leader K Singh, JWO Das, JWO Pradeep A, Havildar Satpal, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Lance Naik Vivek Kumar and Lance Naik Sai Teja. Credit: AFP Photo
The IAF had confirmed about the accident around 2 pm, saying the Mi-17V5 helicopter with Gen Rawat on board met with an accident near Coonoor. Credit: PTI Photo
The IAF had confirmed about the accident around 2 pm, saying the Mi-17V5 helicopter with Gen Rawat on board met with an accident near Coonoor. Credit: PTI Photo
Condolences over the demise of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat poured in on Wednesday from several countries, including the US, Russia, China and Pakistan. Credit: Reuters Photo
Condolences over the demise of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat poured in on Wednesday from several countries, including the US, Russia, China and Pakistan. Credit: Reuters Photo
Security personnel guard a roadblock to the site a day after an army helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
Security personnel guard a roadblock to the site a day after an army helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
People help carry body of one of the victims from near the site of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
People help carry body of one of the victims from near the site of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
Rescuers carry the body of a victim after the Russian-made Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed near the town of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Credit: Reuters Photo
Rescuers carry the body of a victim after the Russian-made Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed near the town of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Credit: Reuters Photo
Rescue officals at the spot where an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Rescue officals at the spot where an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Firemen and rescue workers try to control the fire in the burning debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
Firemen and rescue workers try to control the fire in the burning debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: AFP Photo
Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Rescue operation near the wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Rescue operation near the wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. Credit: PTI Photo
Rescuers stand near the debris of the Russian-made Mi-17V5 helicopter after it crashed near the town of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Credit: Reuters Photo
Rescuers stand near the debris of the Russian-made Mi-17V5 helicopter after it crashed near the town of Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Credit: Reuters Photo
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Published 09 December 2021, 06:38 IST

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