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IAF chopper crashes in Jammu; 8 injured

Eight defence personnel, including three crew members, were injured when an IAF helicopter crashed soon after taking off from the Jammu airport today morning.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2010 11:37 IST

Eight defence personnel, including three crew members, were injured when an IAF helicopter crashed soon after taking off from the Jammu airport on Tuesday morning. The Mi-26 chopper, carrying defence personnel, took off from the technical airport at Satwari here and crashed within minutes of take off at 0950 hrs, defence spokesperson Lt. Col Viplov Nath said.

He said eight defence personnel, including crew members, were injured and have been rushed to the Military Hospital at Satwari. The cause of the mishap is yet to be ascertained. The airport has been closed for two hours for clearing operations.

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