Shooting Down Of Mi-17 Was A Big Mistake, Admits IAF Chief

Sat Oct 05 2019 12:58:36 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

The Indian Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter that crashed on February 27 in Kashmir was due to friendly fire, and a big mistake says Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. All the six-person on board and one civilian killed in the crash.



It was a big mistake, the action being initiated against two IAF personnel, RKS Bhadauria said in the press meet.

On February 27 morning, as fighter jets of India and Pakistan were engaged in a dog fight over the Naushera sector, a day after the Balakot airstrike, the Mi-17 crashed in Budgam shortly after take-off from Srinagar.