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15 Dec, 2021 1:02p.m.

Group Captain Varun Singh injured in IAF Chopper Crash, succumbs

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Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the Tamil Nadu Chopper Crash, under treatment at Command Hospital in Bengaluru, passed away at the hospital. Varun Singh, 39 was critically injured in a Coonoor helicopter crash was treated at a hospital in Bengaluru.

The death toll from the accident has risen to 14. Thirteen people were killed on the day of the accident, including Joint Chiefs of Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat. The Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying 14 people crashed in the forest area of ​​Coonoor near Ooty at 12.20 pm last Wednesday.

Last Wednesday at 12.20 p.m., a Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying 14 people crashed in the forest area of Coonoor near Ooty. It crashed shortly after taking off from a military facility in Sulur, Tamil Nadu, near Coimbatore. The trip was to Wellington, which is home to the Defense Services Staff College.

IAF via tweet confirmed the passing away of Group Captain Varun Singh.

"Group Captain Varun Singh who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family," IAF said in a tweet. 

IAF is deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family.

— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 15, 2021





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