Ramban bus fall: IAF’s Hovering Hawks launches 2 heptrs on short notice

On a short notice, Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Udhampur-based unit ‘Hovering Hawks’ launched two Cheetah helicopters and carried out casualty evacuation from Chanderkot helipad after they got information of a civil bus on move from Badgam to Kanpur fell into the valley near Ramban in central Kashmir. At 1045 hours on December 24, two heptrs and two set of crew were standby to take off from Udhampur to Chanderkot helipad where the casualties were initially evacuated. On getting a go ahead for one heptr at 1050 hours, Wg Cdr V…

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