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President condoles death of seven persons in IAF chopper crash

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the death of seven persons in Friday's Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district.An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF crashed in

IANS IANS Updated on: July 27, 2014 14:49 IST
president condoles death of seven persons in iaf chopper
president condoles death of seven persons in iaf chopper crash

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the death of seven persons in Friday's Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district.


An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF crashed in the district on Friday, killing all seven people on board. The helicopter was flying from Bareilly to Allahabad.

In a condolence message to Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Mukherjee said: "I am saddened to learn about the tragic crash of an Advanced Light Helicopter of the Indian Air Force near Sitapur of Lucknow Area, in which all seven occupants, including the pilot and co-pilot, lost their lives."

He hoped necessary help and assistance is being provided to the next of kin of those who lost their lives.

"Kindly convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families, friends and colleagues. I pray for peace of the departed souls," Mukherjee added.

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