IAF helicopter crashes near Kedarnath, no casualty

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New Delhi/Kedarnath: An Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper Mi-17 V crashed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning.

‘Today morning, around 0810 hrs, one Mi-17 V5 helicopter of IAF crashed near Kedarnath. All persons on-board are safe,’ IAF spokesperson said.

The Russian-origin transport helicopter caught fire after colliding with an iron girder while attempting to land at the helipad.

A Court of Inquiry has been formed to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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