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We Lost Group Captain Varun Singh

Indian Air Force Chopper Crash: India lost Group Captain Varun Singh, who was the sole survivor of CDS Bipin Rawat Chopper Crash. He was on life support for the past week since the Indian Air Force’s Mi-17v5 helicopter carrying him, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 other military personnel crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday. Group Captain Varun Singh was battling for his life at the Air Force Command Hospital, Bengaluru and was the only survivor from the crash.

About IAF Chopper Crash Coonoor:

The Chopper crash took place shortly after the Russian-made Mi-17 V5 chopper took off from the Air Force base in Sulur, Coimbatore, for Wellington in the Nilgiri Hills.

READ MORE: We Lost CDS Bipin Rawat in a Helicopter Crash

The helicopter was already making its descent and would have landed in 10 more minutes. It came down around 10 km from the nearest road, forcing emergency workers to trek to the accident site. Reports of the crash emerged around 12.20 pm.

About Group Captain Varun Singh

Group Captain Singh was honoured with the Shaurya Chakra on this year’s Independence Day by President Ram Nath Kovind for saving his LCA Tejas fighter aircraft during an emergency in October 2020. He was the directing staff of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington in Tamil Nadu.

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