Uttarakhand: Indian Air Force helicopter crashes, four injured

ANI | Updated: Apr 03, 2018 15:02 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], Apr. 3 (ANI): Four people suffered minor injuries after an Indian Air Force's MI-17 helicopter caught fire following a collision with an iron girder while landing at helipad near Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.

Among the four injured the pilot is also included.

"Today morning one Mi-17 V5 helicopter of IAF crashed near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. All persons on-board are safe. A court of inquiry will ascertain the cause of the accident," Indian Air Force said in a statement.

The injured have been evacuated and sent for further medical attention.

According to media reports, the MI-17 was carrying equipment for the Army when the incident took place.

The Mi-17 V5 is a Russian built medium-lift military transport chopper. (ANI)