Indian Chetak helicopter topples during a training flight

The Chetak helicopter of Indian Air Force (IAF) developed a technical failure during a training flight. The pilots tried to land but the helicopter toppled and landed upside down.

No casualties have been reported, defence officials said.

According to Defence PRO Group Captain, B B Pande, the IAF Chetak helicopter took off from the Central Air Command headquarters at Bamrauli, 20 kms from here, on a routine sortie with two pilots on board.

“Shortly after take off, the helicopter developed a technical failure following which the pilots tried to land it in the fields. The land was uneven and the helicopter toppled while landing, though both pilots ejected safely,” he said in a statement.

An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, Pande said.

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