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Military chopper crashes in TN, Gen Bipin Rawat on board
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Military chopper crashes in TN, Gen Bipin Rawat on board
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New Delhi, Dec 8 (TIWN) A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian's Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

"An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the Indian Air Force tweeted.  Local military officers have reached the location and were told that locals have taken two bodies with 80 per cent burns to a local hospital.\ Few bodies can be seen downhill in the area of the accident.   

Efforts are on to retrieve the bodies and check identities, ANI reports quoting sources.

The crash took place in the Nilgiris, shortly after the Mi-series chopper took off from the army base in Sulur.

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