Friday, July 25, 2014

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.

21 comments :

Anonymous said...

Poor souls....ALH is a piece of DRDO junk...even 5th world country hate it. Modi shld resign.

Anonymous said...

US armed force biggest forces in this world and they have better safty record than us, even pakstian has better safty record than us. We have not professional tech men and pilots, and I am sure in near future I will read another c130, c17, mki, migs and helicopters.

anonymous said...

RIP....brothers

Anonymous said...

Crashed 1hour AFTER the mayday call... Why did it take so long for help to arrive?

Anonymous said...

First two comments are from two frustrated Paki. So ignore them.

Anonymous said...

Piece of junk with poor material science. No one will buy these.

Anonymous said...

Sorry state of DRDO....7 ALH crashes, alarming situation.

Anonymous said...

Why doesnt the army and air force just refuse to fly these coffins.

Anonymous said...

I think the ISI has infiltrated the DRDO and HAL. They are making these aircrafts to crash

Anonymous said...

I AM WORRIED ABOUT DRDO AND HAL LACK OF QUALITY IN MANUFACTURING

Unknown said...

IAF can crash ANYTHING! We are number 1

Mahendra Singh said...

"Anonymous said...

Crashed 1hour AFTER the mayday call... Why did it take so long for help to arrive?"


It crashed one hour after the take off, not one hour after the MAY DAY call. Please read carefully.

Anonymous said...

Dhruv is underpowered. Not suitable for flying in himalayas. Drdo is just pushing half done projects to the forces. MI 17 is far more reliable. There have been a few emergency landings but no crashes.

Anonymous said...

IAF crashes one thing or the other every week. Hope they maintain this record at least and not make it a daily affair. But choppers ferrying politicians hardly crashes.

Anonymous said...

One of my colleague whos husband seems to be floor manager in HAL manufacturing unit told me 'Nobody in HAL gives a damm if the aircraft is manufactured defective its not their lives in jeopardy ... !'

Anonymous said...

Politicians are spiderman...they won't die.they sign deals to make sure other s death..

Anonymous said...

Something fishy here . Personal opinion is that sabotage cannot be rules out. The machine simply falls out of the sky and all crash safety proof tech touted in this machine also collapses. No survivor can also mean an explosion .

We still need the Dhruv for our forces and the mantra is - lage raho . A new management or an audit may be answer.

Anonymous said...

You just lost a jaguar fighter good going IAF...keep it up

Anonymous said...

Vladimir Putin is an idiot. Dhruv is the junk.

Anonymous said...

Please declare DRDO as institutions of excellence, so that they don't have to bear the burden of 50 % substandard manpower. The quality and productivity will zoom to European standards.

Anonymous said...

U mad?