Video: Bodies Found At Site of Tragic Tamil Nadu Chopper Crash

Army Chopper Crash: In a tweet, the Air Force said, "An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu."

Tamil Nadu Chopper Crash: The chopper crashed this afternoon.

An Air Force chopper that had Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat and 13 others on board crashed in Tamil Nadu this afternoon, killing the Defence chief and 12 others.

In a tweet, the Air Force said, "An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu."  

"An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," it added. General Rawat's wife was among those on the chopper. 

Videos of search and rescue operations were shared by news agency ANI. 

Charred bodies were recovered from the site. 

Locals were involved in the rescue operations. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to brief parliament on the chopper crash tomorrow. Mr Singh has already briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources have said. 

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