Military Helicopter With CDS General Bipin Rawat On Board Crashes In Tamil Nadu: ReportPic via Twitter

An Army helicopter carrying about 3-4 senior officials including 'top' officers crashed near Coonoor in the nearby hilly Nilgiris district on Wednesday, police sources said.

The chopper was on its way from the Sulur IAF base to the Defence Services College (DSC) at Wellington when it crashed, they said.

The mishap happened at Nanjappanchathiram area amid heavy mist and early visuals showed the helicopter in flames. There was no immediate information on possible casualty or injuries.

CDS Bipin Rawat, his staff and some family members were in the Mi-series chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu, sources were quoted by ANI as saying.

Search and rescue operations have been launched from nearby bases, the sources said.

Further details are awaited.

(With inputs from PTI)

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