Goa: Navy helicopter crashes, three dead

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  1. Daredevil

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    Goa: Navy helicopter crashes, three dead

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    Goa: An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter crashed at the Dabolim airport in Goa on Monday morning. Three people including two pilots have been killed in the crash. The crash occurred on the civilian flight's runway.

    The rotor of the helicopter, which had flown from Mumbai to Dabolim, broke off while landing, Navy sources said. The chopper then caught fire, they said.

    The helicopter was to stop for refuelling when the crash happened. More details of the crash are awaited.
     
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    Armed forces desperately need to phase out this old Helicopter. It has done a wonderful job for the country but it has now outlived it's service life. Our forces cannot be expected to have a 60s craft as their mainstay.
     
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    RIP.. Condolences to the families of the dead.
     
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    Three naval personnel, including two officers, were on Monday killed when their Chetak helicopter crashed while landing at Dabolim naval base here.

    “All three personnel on board have died in the crash which took place at about 1000 hours. A board of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the causes behind it,” a Navy spokesperson said in Delhi.

    The chopper, which was flying from Mumbai to Bangalore, was making a scheduled refuelling halt at ‘INS Hansa’ naval air base here, he said.

    The rotor of the helicopter broke while landing, Navy sources said here, adding that the chopper then caught fire.

    Civilian flights from the airport here were likely to be delayed as the chopper had crashed on the runway, they said.

    This is the first crash involving a naval helicopter this year. The Navy operates more than 60 of the ageing Chetak and Cheetah helicopters and has been looking for their replacement.

    The force has recently issued a tender for procuring 56 twin-engine light utility helicopters from foreign vendors.

    The Hindu : News : Three naval personnel killed in chopper crash

    I dont understand one thing. Why can't the navy replace these aging helicopters with Dhruv instead of buying new ones from abroad? After all, the actual reason why Dhruv was rejected by the navy was because it did not have foldable rotor blades. Since this requirement is not present in case of helis being operated from shore bases, Dhruv can very easily become a viable replace for Chetak and Cheetah.
     
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    Rip..........................
     
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    RIP ... :sad:
     
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    This is exactly what is going to happen if we don't phase out these ageing rotorcraft soon. More loss of lives and more attrition.

    RIP.......sad to hear about more troops dead, again.
     
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    Can we get rid of these helicopters or are they bound to have the same fate as MIG21.
     
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    RIP to the bravehearts!they became martyred because of this incompetence GOI.:frusty:!why can't we just retire those aging Chetaks and induct more indegenous Dhruvs:confused:.because afaik Dhruv perfectly fit in the role of the Chetak,so its only because of some incompetent people in the GOI we are loosing our brave soldiers!
     
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    HAL production line, they are not making enough no one even looking into the matter..
     
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    Aren't we producing at a rate of 44 dhruvs per annum? The army order can be completed within 4 years. If the navy goes for a foreign vendor, then also it will take similar time for induction. So, it doesn't makes sense to order new helis from outside.
     
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    RIP to the brave souls.
     

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