Pictures: 2 IAF helicopters crash in Gujarat

India | | August 30, 2012, 2:40 pm
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An IAF spokesperson in New Delhi said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the reasons behind the crash.

An IAF spokesperson in New Delhi said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the reasons behind the crash.

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The villagers, who witnessed the accident, said the two choppers collided soon after take off and crashed near the village, 15 kms from Jamnagar city.

The villagers, who witnessed the accident, said the two choppers collided soon after take off and crashed near the village, 15 kms from Jamnagar city.

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Eight Indian Air Force personnel have died after two Air Force helicopters crashed near Sarmat village in Jamnagar in Gujarat after a mid-air collision on Thursday.

Eight Indian Air Force personnel have died after two Air Force helicopters crashed near Sarmat village in Jamnagar in Gujarat after a mid-air collision on Thursday.

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Indian Air Force personnel spray foam into the wreckage.

Indian Air Force personnel spray foam into the wreckage.

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One of the helicopters caught fire after the collision.

One of the helicopters caught fire after the collision.

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The helicopters, which had taken off from the Jamnagar Air Force Base, were on a training sortie.

The helicopters, which had taken off from the Jamnagar Air Force Base, were on a training sortie.