Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The 5 IAF Men Killed In Tuesday's Mi-17 Crash

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.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of lives of the brave IAF personnel. Dear IAF, Indians are proud of you and your great rescue work. My Condolences to the families of the deceased.

Anonymous said...

Hats off to all of you brothers!!Very tragic to loose all of you! May your soul rest in peace!!!

Anonymous said...

RIP to the brave soldiers.

Unknown said...

Very, Very Sad .. They went out to save many lives and lost their own.

Condolences to their families and loved ones. R.I.P.

Prasanna said...

RIP brave hearts!!!

Anonymous said...

RIP
Blue skies.....

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Bravehearts of IAF

Anonymous said...

We are all proud of your heroic efforts in saving the lives of the helpless people.
May the souls of the deceased rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Is it all right to offer condolences on the death of the ITBP & other NDRF personnel involved?

Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

I would like to know the reason. Aren't these new choppers?

Unknown said...

VERY SAD AND BIG LOSS.
MI-17 CRASH ????
CAUSES OF CRASH??

Som said...

RIP Bravehearts !

Jai Hind

nirranj prabhu said...

Let these brave men rest in peace. Let the god almighty be merciful to the bereaved families...

Anonymous said...

Very saddened by the news. Seems like IAF doesn't put their inventory to use very often. When they have to use them, how much they maintained and cared for their equipment shows. The baboos and top brass of India need a kick in their ass.

Anonymous said...

India'a best and pride that will inspire and hold the core values of the IAF and greatly indebted to the families of these brave men. Very proud of the sacrifices made by them to save many. A glorious chapter that will be remembered by the annals of rescue history. God is with them. Jai Hind!!!!

Anantz said...

Shiv, while you have given the breakdown of aircrafts used by IAF, it would be great if you could list the various IAF units engaged in rescue and relief operations, to give a recognition to the glorious but silent efforts put by the different units and their men and women.

Anonymous said...

RIP, brave Air Warriors!

mohamed said...

SHOCKED!!!WE ALL PROUD OF YOUR GREAT WORK...SALAM BROTHERS

Anonymous said...

Shiv,
Thank you for posting their names. RIP men, thank you.
-regards,
J

Anonymous said...

Russian garbage keeps killing brave Indians. Russian lobby in Russia and India loves it. Buy US Blackhawks. See how many went down in Afghanistan due to weather or terrain. Hardly any in 11 years. Human life in India is not respected.

Rakesh Awasthi said...

@SHIV why havent you mentioned about the paramiltary personnel who werekilled in the crash.even they deserve a place here.arent cpf personnel live not important ?

Anonymous said...

And the MoD,The IAS continue to deny the armed forces their dues even after Supreme court directing the govt to do so.!!!! Why..because the indian populous allows them to do so...

The Indian administration failed once again ( no it couldnt break its record of consistency of being a headless chicken) and yet the armed forces cleared the mess and paid dearly. Assets of the armed forces which could have been a boon to India in crisis of war succumbed to attrition rate because of the negligence, incompetancy and unprofessionalism achieved by the IAS.Yet the incompetent leads the country....and thrives to be in charge of making decision that effects a million indians..
Isnt that dangerous?