Rope snaps armymen slither down Dhruv chopper, three injured
Three army soldiers were injured when they were slithering down a rope from a chopper and the rope snapped. The mishap happened when they were rehearsing for the annual Army Day parade on January 15. The heli-slithering drill was being conducted at the Parade Ground in Delhi Cantt. An officer said one of them was grievously injured, but they are all out of danger.
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An officer said the incident, which reportedly happened on January 9, was seemingly a result of material failure. "The soldiers fell on the ground after the boom broke off" while they were slithering down a Dhruv advanced light helicopter, he said. A probe has been ordered into the incident. Meanwhile, the drill has been cancelled for the Annual Day parade.Share this timeline