Chopper crash in J&K kills 6 IAF men, 1 civilian
SRINAGAR: Six IAF men and one civilian were killed in an IAF MI-17 helicopter crash in central Kashmir, about 7km from district headquarters of Budgam, at about 10.10 am on Wednesday. Soon after take-off at 10 am from Srinagar airfield, the MI-17 V5 crashed with a “big bang”, said locals, triggering panic in the area called Garend Kalan.
It broke into two and caught fire immediately, local officials said. It was on a routine mission, a government statement said. A court of inquiry has been ordered. The crash killed two pilots and four personnel of the Air Force. Locals said they heard at least three blasts when the chopper crashed. A portion of the craft exploded and reportedly hit a civilian, who died on the spot. Three others had a miraculous escape, a local, said.
The civilian, Kifayat Ahmad Ganaie (30) was on a call some 15m away from the site of the crash.The crash, the cause of which is yet to be ascertained, sparked panic. Visuals of the wrecked fuselage ablaze came early in the day in the backdrop of reports of Pakistani intrusion near Nowshera in north Kashmir. One of the pilots killed was Squadron Leader Ninad Mandavgane (32) of Nasik.
事发时，平民Kifayat Ahmad Ganaie(30岁)在距离坠机地点约15米的地方打电话。飞机坠毁的原因尚不清楚，引发了恐慌。当天早些时候，在报道巴基斯坦入侵克什米尔北部瑙谢拉附近地区的新闻时，出现飞机残骸燃烧的画面。其中一名丧生的飞行员为纳西克空军中队指挥官尼纳德·曼达瓦甘(Ninad Mandavgane, 32岁)。
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/47124.html 译者：Jessica. Wu
Stud Baker - 6 hours ago
Delapidated outdated old fatigue and crash prone equipment! All the blame goes to the precious govt who took decades to finalize deals and upgrade hardware.
Its a shame so many crashes are happening without any combat.
Vijay Reddy - 5 hours ago
The blood of mother india is on the hands of sonia gandhi and congress. What a shame?!!!?
索尼娅·甘地和国大党的手上沾满了印度人的鲜血，真丢人! ! !
pindiwal - 6 hours ago
Did Pakistan have a hand in this??
Sumeet - 2 hours ago -Follow
thanks to scamgress, it ensured that our armed forces are never upgraded and maintained for decades which has resulted in old degraded units. to add to the misery, they now want to delay Rafael... with Bofors, chopper scam, Gandhis & Nehru are the biggest traitors. they should be issue jailed for risking National security for personal gains for years. feel sad when people still advocate for them and their allied ghatiyabandhan. sense must prevail. democracy is often misused.
Touch Me - 4 hours ago -Follow
Feku is Panvati for India. Five of his appointed cabinet ministers went to ICU but they are lucky that they came back alive because of AIIMS hospital built by Nehru. Now aircraft are falling from sky even without enemy fire.
jksal35 - 2 hours ago -Follow
Feku and his bhakts are blaming Congress for the failure of air crafts. They should also mention that 300 Kg of RDX got smuggled from Pakistan during Congress era.
Bhai Sahab - 3 hours ago -Follow
Precious lives armymen lost !!! Because of low value equipment or internal negligence!!! Dont let congress come for next 1000 years
印度军人失去了宝贵的生命!! 这都怪印度军队装备太差!! 让国大党1000年都赢不了大选
MrBoobs - Right Here - 4 hours ago -Follow
The mission that Modi has been forced to start against Pakistan must not stop. It must continue till ISI is wiped off
Nuzhat Vani - 1 hour ago -Follow
saw this chopper crashing and falling at around 10am in the morning and it fell near to my house barely 50 meters away. What I wanted to say is that the Pilot saved my house and neighbours by taking the falling chopper away from the underneath houses and saved us from the disaster. We owe our lives to him and we salute him for that..
When I rushed to the spot it was all in flames and it was impossible for us to save any one among the seven including my neighbour Kifayat whom I saw burning. . One more thing.. there was a loud bang as if something hit it before it fell down. . After one hour police and other personnel came and brought out the seven dead bodies with local assistance.
It was the worst day of my life as I saw seven people charred to death before my eyes.. May them all rest in peace
ONE LINER Challenge - 6 hours ago -Follow
THESE ARE SACRIFISES BEYOUND NORMAL EXPECTATIONS- - WE LOSE LIVES FOR THE NATION- JIHADISTS TAKE LIFE FOR ILLEGIT GAINS.
Msguptaece - 3 hours ago -Follow
Extremely sad. Thanks to the corrupt Congress party, we are forced to use old and outdated equipment.
Chandran - 6 hours ago -Follow
How stupid this happen, even you not go for war lost 6 lives! rip to those family member.
Zsking - Parliament - 6 hours ago -Follow
Modi and his criminal gang responsible for all indian army life loss..
Kartik - 59 mins ago -Follow
Mig crashes in India itself. Can it be used in war? Russian helicopters are flying coffins too
Samit - 2 hours ago -Follow
truly embarrassing to have 1 fighter plane and 1 chopper crash. more soldiers die in crashes than in real war
Raj Pandey - Bangalore - 2 hours ago -Follow
Everyday we are seeing precious lives of our soldiers getting lost just because btch didn''t get her commisson in Augusta and Rafale deal !!
Kundan Kumar - 3 hours ago -Follow
Please bring Rafel Jet ASAP The value of Rafel jet is not more then that of our soldiers, let congress bark on Rafel deal, Its need of time to use rafel.
NO NEED TO. USE OUTDATED AIRCRAFTS
Blackbelt - Karachi - 2 hours ago -Follow
Jihadi enemies have penetrated even the maintenance crew at Air Force bases . Need to carefully review their credentials & flush out enemies.
Pulkit - 55 mins ago -Follow
All Congress bought planes are going down..
GD - USA - 2 hours ago
This is performance of Sonia Gandhi and her servant Manmohan Singh. Just paralysis and International studies say 70% of Indian military equipment is vintage.
Naman Sachdeva - New Delhi - 3 hours ago -Follow
CONGRESS is to be blamed for this. They never upgraded or bought new fighter jets, deliberately keeping India vulnerable as they never wanted India to be a strong military power. This shows the consequences when people don''t exercise their voting power correctly. People of India, make sure Modi comes to power again else India would see a downfall again
Anil - 3 hours ago -Follow
It has been only 2 days, 1 Chopper down, 1 MIG down, 6 IAF persons got killed, 1 Wing Commander captured and all Pakistan lost is 1 F16 that too not sure, wonder if we are ready for the war? Why we lose so many soldiers even in encounters?
Canad - 4 hours ago -Follow
i hope its not shot by the intruding f16 of Pakistan air force. lets pray for these bravehearts
Nirmal Kumar Shee - Calcutta, India - 1 hour ago -Follow
IAF needs Rafale ASAP (demand from 2K2).They spend all Indian taxpayer money (2k4 to 2014) to increase their own bank balance. Why congress not procured upgrade fighter jet? Shame on them
Anand v - 1 hour ago -Follow
Even during Kargil war we saw the same thing,Mig-21 ,Mig-27,Mi-17 down.It shows that our politicians are forcing the forces with outdated weapons.
Sunny Parti - 1 hour ago -Follow
RIP, salute to brave soldiers.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat
Shanker - 1 hour ago -Follow
what is happening with IAF too many mistakes, men are dying, it's disappointing
Logic - 4 hours ago -Follow
we lose 1 pilot to pakistan, but these pilots were killed due to corrupt and lazy politicians of congress and bjp
Logic - 4 hours ago -Follow
shame on congress and bjp for not providing proper planes to iaf, same incident happened in Bangalore HAL few days before.
indian governments is bigger enemy thn pakistan
Bharat Army - 6 hours ago -Follow
F16 block 70 cost 80 million usd! Lca tejas 23 million usd!!
F16一架要8000万美元! 而印度国产光辉战机一架只要 2300万美元!!