The lone survivor of the coonoor chopper crash who was under observation at the Bangalore hospital succumbs to his injury. PM Modi said that he was extremely anguished by the news and paid tribute to the brave soul. The plane crashed on 8th of December 2021 with our beloved CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board and Captain Varun Singh was the only man who was rescued from the incident and now his tragic demise happens on December 15th, 7 days later.
IAF Tweeted His Demise This Morning
Group Captain Varun Singh, who was the lone survivor of the Indian Air Force helicopter crash on December 8, passed away on December 15. The IAF, in a tweet informed that it was deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on December 8.
IAF is deeply saddened to inform the passing away of braveheart Group Captain Varun Singh, who succumbed this morning to the injuries sustained in the helicopter accident on 08 Dec 21. IAF offers sincere condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved family.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 15, 2021
Group Captain Singh was being treated at a Bengaluru military hospital after he was moved from Wellington in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor. He had been on life support, according to officials. His father, Colonel KP Singh (retired), who is a resident of Bhopal, had told PTI on December 9 that Group Captain Singh was being shifted to Bengaluru from the Army hospital at Wellington in Tamil Nadu.
Group Captain Singh was a decorated air warrior. He was conferred with the Shaurya Chakra in August for averting a possible mid-air accident after his Tejas light combat aircraft was hit by a major technical snag last year. May the brave soul rest in peace.