There are several tragic helicopter crashes in Indian history; on 8th December 2021, India witnessed one more helicopter crash. General Bipin Laxman Singh Rawath who is serving as a Chief of Defence Staff in the Indian armed forces headed to wellington, Tamilnadu, in the IAF Mi17V5 along with his wife and other 12 crew members to deliver a lecture.
He boarded the helicopter at 11.47 am at Sulur Air force Station and was scheduled to reach wellington. These are one of the most important Indian VIPs in the nation.
Defence services Staff College by 12.20 pm, 10 minutes prior to the destination the plane crashed near a tea estate in Coonoor, in Nilgiris district, Tamilnadu. Among all the crew members only one officer was survived and the rest of the team passed away.
India lost its brave and honest officer, who served for the country till the last breath. This disastrous and fatal air crash recalls us the several planes crashes in the past, where India lost several well-known personalities.
The pilot, Sqn Ldr involving his MiG-21 fighter jet, at an open field at Langeana village in Punjab.
Dorjee khandu , the 6th chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh passed away in a helicopter crash. The helicopter carrying the chief minister and the other four people lost its contact on 30 April 2011, on 4th may 2021 the remnants of the plane were founded by local people.
Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy:
Dr.YS Rajasekhar Reddy, the 14th chief minister of Andhrapradesh passed away in a helicopter crash. The helicopter in which he is boarded got disappeared in the Nallamala forest and on 3rd September 2011 the wreckage of the helicopter was found on the Rudrakonda hills, the four people along with him on the board were declared dead. Many people committed suicide on hearing the news of their beloved leader, this remains us that he is the people’s leader.
Haryana minister Om Prakash Jindal:
The renowned industrialist and the minister of power Mr. O P Jindal was killed in a plane accident on 31st March 2005. He succeeded in establishing the business enterprise Jindal steel and power. He was awarded the “lifetime achievement award” for his contribution to the Indian steel industry
Loksabha Speaker GMC Balayogi:
On 3rd March 2002, the loksabha speaker and Telugu Desam party leader Shri.GMC Balayogi lost his life in a helicopter crash in kaikalur, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh. GMC Balayogi Athletic stadium was named after him in his memory.
Madhava Rao Scindia :
Former railway minister Madhava Rao Scindia died at the age of 56 in a plane crash near Motta village. He was on his way to address a public gathering in Kanpur, all 8 members who were on the board in a private plane named beech craft king Air c90 died in the crash. The remains of the minister were identified by the goddess Durga ma locket which he used to wear always.
On 8th may, 2001 Dera Natung the educational minister of Arunachal Pradesh was found dead in an unfortunate air crash on his way to survey sites for educational institutions. He is still remembered by people for his good work.
The former Punjab governor surendhranath has taken the additional responsibilities as Himachal Pradesh. While travelling to Kulu, on 9th July the plane clashed with a hill as the pilot couldn’t find the way. In this crash along with him, nine of his family members also passed away.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi”s younger son and also the former mp Sanjay Gandhi died on 23rd June 1980 while performing an aerobatic manoeuvre over his office. He died instantly due to fatal head injuries.These are one of the most important Indian VIPs in the nation.