JWO Pradeep | Photo: Facebook
Coimbatore: A Malayali was also part of the crew of the IAF aircraft that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. Thrissur native Junior Warrant Officer Pradeep was the flight engineer of the chopper.
The Indian Army confirmed that 13 people, including Pradeep, died in the accident on Wednesday.
Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat also died in the accident.
The IAF Mi-17V5 chopper was on its way from the Sulur IAF base to the Defence Services College (DSC) at Wellington when it crashed.