An Indian Air Force helicopter today crashed near the Mana Pass in Uttarakhand during a military drill. No casualties have been reported so far in the accident.
The Mi17 V5 helicopter crashed immediately after it took off from Ghastoli helipad near Mana Pass. The helicopter had two officers of the IAF and jawans of the 12 Grenadiers of the Indian Army on board.
The accident took place when the army and the IAF were participating in a joint military exercise between the Mana Pass and Badrinath. Today’s drill was part of week-long war exercise jointly conducted by the army and the air force along the India-China border.