CHETAK

  • IAF to hold air show in Nagpur to mark 81st anniversary October 28, 2013

    As part of the ongoing celebrations commemorating the 81st anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Maintenance Command will hold an aerial and static display at the Air Force station in Sonegaon here on October 3031. The show 'Air Force Band' and the local Bhonsla Military school band will be...
  • Navy helicopter crashes near Vizag, two personnel missing March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A naval helicopter, with four personnel on board, crashed off the Vishakhapatnam harbour on Tuesday. Two crew members were immediately rescued while two others were missing and a search was underway for them, Navy officials said. The Chetak helicopter crashed at around 1500 hours during a routine training...
  • Defence body to decide on replacing ageing IAF choppers October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council is set to meet on Monday where a decision is expected on replacing the military's ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters of the Indian Air Force. The meet comes amidst allegations of bribery which threaten to torpedo the VVIP helicopter deal. Italian defence major Finmeccanica stands...
  • Goa: Navy helicopter crashes, three dead October 15, 2012

    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,...
  • Three IAF men killed in chopper crash in Jharkhand September 11, 2010

    Pakur (Jharkhand): Three Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, including two pilots and a copilot, were killed on Saturday when a Chetak helicopter carrying them crashed at a remote place in Jharkhand because of bad weather. The chopper was on its way to Bagdogra air base from the air force station Kalaikunda...
  • Chetak chopper crashes in B'lore, 2 pilots injured August 27, 2010

    Bangalore: A Chetak helicopter crashed during a routine trainee sortie at the HAL Rotary Wing Academy here on Friday, leaving the pilot and a trainee injured. The pilot Air Commodore (Retd) Roy Asxey (59) and the trainee official Veerendra (25) have been hospitalised, officials in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd said. The cause of...