Chopper crash survivor Grp Capt Varun Singh loses battle after 7 days

Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor in the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8, has succumbed to injuries

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Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor in the IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu on December 8, has succumbed to injuries. IAF took to their official Twitter handle to announce the news of Singh’s death. He is survived by his wife and two children.


In a tweet, the IAF said: “IAF is deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family.”

Singh, decorated with the Shaurya Chakra on Independence Day this year, was initially being treated for injuries at the Military Hospital in Wellington before being shifted to the Air Force Command Hospital in Bengaluru. He was undergoing treatment for serious burn injuries.

Exactly a week ago, General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 12 others were flying from Sulur Air Base to Wellington when their Mi17V5 Air Force chopper crashed in the hills seven minutes before landing.

What caused the crash is being investigated by a top level inquiry.

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