CFIT Accident Mil Mi-17V5 ZP5164, 08 Dec 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mil Mi-17V5
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force
Registration: ZP5164
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coonoor, Tamil Nadu -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sulur IAF base
Destination airport:Wellington (helipad at Army base)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Conoor, Tamil Nadu. There was a post-crash fire and thirteen fatalities among the fourteen occupants. Chief of Défence Staff, Gen. Bipin Rawat was on board and died in the crash. On 15 December 2021 the fourteenth crew member died in hospital from the injuries sustained in the crash.

The accident was a result of entry into clouds due to unexpected change in weather conditions in the valley, according to the Court of Inquiry. This led to spatial disorientation of the pilot resulting in Controlled Flight into Terrain.



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08-Dec-2021 09:04 gerard57 Added
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08-Dec-2021 10:02 harro Updated [Registration, Source]
08-Dec-2021 10:04 harro Updated [Registration, Operator, Narrative]
08-Dec-2021 10:47 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2021 11:55 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
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08-Dec-2021 13:07 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
08-Dec-2021 15:22 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2021 15:28 ABN397 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
08-Dec-2021 18:10 RobertMB Updated [Registration]
15-Dec-2021 07:56 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
14-Jan-2022 13:37 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
24-Jan-2022 18:20 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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