Indian Air Force Dhruv Chopper Crashes, 7 Dead

An HAL Dhruv advanced light helicopters of the Indian Air Force crashed this afternoon in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, killing both pilots (a Wing Commander and Squadron Leader) and the five other ranks on board. The chopper took off from the IAF's Bareilly air base at 3.53pm, crashing a little over an hour later following a may-day call. Today's crash is the seventh crash of the type across users.

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