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General Rawat's condition was earlier said to be critical, but the Indian Air Force later informed that he had succumbed to his injuries. The incident brings to mind several prominent personalities who have perished in air crashes in the past.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: December 08, 2021 19:55 IST
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Subash Chandra Bose (Left), Sanjay Gandhi (Right)

In a military chopper crash on Tuesday, all 14 personnel including Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat lost their lives. The Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor. Apart from General Rawat, his wife, and 12 others were onboard. 

Rawat's condition was earlier said to be critical, but the Indian Air Force later informed that he had succumbed to his injuries. The incident brings to mind several prominent personalities who have perished in air crashes in the past. Here's a list:

  1. Despite controversy behind the cause of death, it is a popular belief that freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air crash in 1945 in Taiwan.
  2. Sanjay Gandhi, the younger son of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was killed in 1980 when a glider he was flying crashed after taking off from the Safdarjung airport in Delhi.
  3. Senior Congress leader, Madhavrao Scindia was killed in a Cessna aircraft crash in 2001 while traveling to Kanpur to address a rally.
  4. Another air accident was the crash of a helicopter in which Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy was onboard. The chopper of YSR crashed in a forest while flying in a Bell 430 to Chitoor district in Andhra Pradesh. His body was traced 27 hours after the helicopter went missing in 2009.
  5. Lok Sabha Speaker and Telugu Desam leader G.M.C. Balayogi also died in a chopper crash in 2002 in Andhra Pradesh.
  6. O.P. Jindal, Haryana's then power minister and a leading industrialist, and state agriculture minister Surendra Singh were killed when their chopper developed a technical snag and went down near Saharanpur in 2005.
  7. Punjab Governor Surendra Nath and nine members of his family were killed when the government's Super-King aircraft crashed into high mountains in bad weather in 1994 in Himachal Pradesh. Nath was then also the acting Governor of Himachal.
  8. Five days after the helicopter that he was using went missing, Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu was found dead near the China border in 2011.

(With IANS Inputs)

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