Two Mi-17 IAF helicopters crashed near Sarmat range in Gujarat on 30th August 2012 at about 1205 hrs. The helicopters had taken off from Jamnagar airbase and were on a routine flying training mission. There were nine personnel on board and all succumbed to injuries.An inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident.
The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has expressed deep sorrow at the tragic incident. He has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.