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Rescue operation carried out by Mi-17 1V helicopter after bus falls into deep gorge in Reasi district of J-K

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 October 2016, 09:13 AM
Rescue operation
Rescue operation

Mi-17 1V helicopter evacuated 18 lying casualties and 3 sitting patients on Thursday evening when the bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and rolled into a deep gorge in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

At least 22 people were killed in the incident and thirty others injured due to accident on Thursday.

On receiving the information about the accident a helicopter was on standby and the unit technicians raced to air craft to help launch it without causing any delay.

The helicopter got airborne within 20 minutes of the first message being received.

When helicopter reached the spot it was already dark and there were obstructions, the pilot manoeuvred the helicopter into the narrow field.

As the last of the 18 lying casualties and 3 sitting patients embarked, the crew were ready to depart from the makeshift helipad.

Taking off in the dark, the crew navigated in the dark, using their years of experience and professional acumen to keep clear of obstructions in the route.

As the helicopter came to a stop the patients were disembarked into ambulances to immediately commence the lifesaving measures.