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.
The disturbing video doing the rounds on social media
This is horrifying. A video doing the rounds about an apparent accident during Army parade day rehearsal.— Manu Pubby (@manupubby) January 10, 2018
Rope slips off an ALH during slithering operation. Several injuries.
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Probe ordered, drill taken off annual day program
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.