Eight die in Indian helicopter crash

Two Indian air force helicopters have collided and crashed in the country’s west, killing all eight airmen aboard.

Air force spokesman Captain MG Mehta says the two Russian-made Mil MI-17 helicopters were on a routine training sortie when they collided and crashed into fields near the town of Jamnagar in Gujarat state.

Eyewitnesses said one of the helicopters caught fire in the collision.

Mangled debris from the helicopters was scattered in fields near the air force base in Jamnagar.

The air force has ordered an inquiry.

More in this Section

Johnson urges UK to work ‘together’ as coronavirus restrictions may last six monthsJohnson urges UK to work ‘together’ as coronavirus restrictions may last six months

Harry and Meghan likely to become distant memory, royal author warnsHarry and Meghan likely to become distant memory, royal author warns

Asian shares continue to feel brunt of coronavirus pandemicAsian shares continue to feel brunt of coronavirus pandemic

Trump extends coronavirus shutdown as US death toll hits 2,400Trump extends coronavirus shutdown as US death toll hits 2,400


Lifestyle

It’s 25 years since Toy Story first stunned us with its brilliance. Esther McCarthy looks back onJohn Lasseter’s masterpiece and why it’s regarded as a milestone of modern cinemaInfinity and beyond: How Toy Story altered movie history

All the wines recommended this week are available for delivery.Wine with Leslie Williams: Looking for a wine delivery service? Here are a few ...

Cystic Fibrosis is a difficult condition to manage at the best of times. Helen O’Callaghan talks to Jade Needham about managing it in lockdownCoping with Cystic Fibrosis during a crisis

Consumer advice with  Gráinne McGuinnessMaking Cents: Switching makes sense for all your household bills

More From The Irish Examiner