Tamil Nadu Helicopter Crash: An Air Force helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning, killing 13 people including the country’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat. There were 14 people in the helicopter, out of which only Group Captain Varun Singh is alive. His treatment is going on. But this is not the first time that Bipin Rawat was the victim of a plane crash. Earlier in 2015, he had narrowly survived a helicopter crash.
The accident happened in Dimapur, Nagaland
This incident is of 3 February 2015. Then Bipin Rawat was in the rank of Lieutenant General. Bipin Rawat was the head of the Army’s 3-Core headquarters at Dimapur in Nagaland when the incident took place. Rawat left Dimapur in his Cheetah helicopter, but lost control of his plane at some altitude and the helicopter crashed. However, at that time he had defeated death.
At that time, the army had said in its statement that its engine had failed after the helicopter went to a height of a few meters from the ground. But no one’s life was harmed in this crash. The Air Force had conducted a high-level inquiry into the incident.
Rawat had gone to Tamil Nadu from Delhi on Wednesday
Let us inform that nine people, including General Bipin Rawat and his wife, had left Delhi at around 9 am on Wednesday by a special aircraft and reached Air Force Station Sulur at around 11.35 am. After that he used an Air Force helicopter for the onward journey. At around 11:45 am, 9 people from Delhi and five crew members ie 14 people left Air Force Station Sulur in a helicopter for Wellington Army Camp. But the accident happened about 16 km before Wellington Army Camp. In this 13 out of 14 people died.