The debris of the MI-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force which crashed near Kedarnath temple in the year 2018 was removed today (Saturday, 17 October) by Chinook helicopter. In 2018, the chopper caught fire when it hit an iron girder while landing on the helipad near the Kedarnath temple. Malook has been lifted from there to a nearby airbase by Chinook. For the last 15 days, preparations were on to lift this issue by helicopter.
Recently, the officers of the Indian Air Force visited the place near the Kedarnath temple, where the wreckage of the crashed helicopter fell. The Chinook helicopter landed on the M-17 helipad of the Kedarnath Shrine Board before lifting the debris, then crew members made arrangements to lift the debris. After this, Chinook flew away with the debris.
In the year 2018, while landing on the helipad located behind the Kedarnath temple, the Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashed. The pilot suffered minor injuries in the incident, while the helicopter was damaged. The IAF left the damaged MI-17 there.
– ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2020
Let me tell you that the Indian Air Force helicopter is a Chinook cargo chopper. The responsibility of transporting heavy machines for the reconstruction of Kedarnath Dham is also on this cargo chopper. It is believed that in the next phase, dunker, JCB, Pokeland and other heavy machines will be transported to Kedarnath by Chinook helicopter.
The Chinook is a two-engine Boeing class heavy cargo aircraft developed by the American company. Last year i.e. in March 2019 it was included in the Indian Air Force fleet. It was purchased for the Air Force to deliver heavy goods to inaccessible, high mountain areas. India had signed an agreement with Boeing to buy 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for Rs 8,048 crore in 2015. India has got four of these.