The five Indian Air Force personnel tragically killed along with 15 others when the Mi-17 V5 they were flying on a rescue mission in a flooded part of North India crashes in mountains yesterday afternoon.
Livefist offers its deepest condolences to the families of Wing Commander Darrell Castellino, Flight Lieutenant Tapan Kapoor, Flight Lieutenant K. Praveen, JWO A.K. Singh and Sgt. Sudhakar Yadav. Also to the families of the ITBP, NDRF and NDMA personnel who were on board the helicopter.
The Mi-17 V5 belonged to the 157 Helicopter Unit based at Barrackbore in West Bengal, under the IAF's Eastern Air Command.