IAF continues to save lives
With the heavy rains lashing out the parts of state, an IAF was roped in for rescue operation in an extreme rain affected district on Sunday.
Acting on a requisition for Aerial rescue from the state administration, the Indian Air Force swung into action in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The helicopter MI-17V5 of the Jamnagar based helicopter unit of the Indian Air Force popularly known as the ‘Stallions’, already standing by at Ahmedabad airfield took to the sky at 0700 hrs amidst extremely challenging weather.
Being flown by Wing Commander Vishal Mohan, the helicopter soon reached the designated spot where 03 villagers were found waiting with bated breath to be extricated from the midst of gushing flood waters running dangerously close.
The place was Natwargarh in Siyani village of Limbdi Taluka Surendranagar distt. Gujarat which was inaccessible to rescue teams operating on the ground. All the 03 people were picked up and landed at a safe location.
The Indian Air Force was called in on 15 Jul 2017 to assist in evacuation of people stranded due flooding. In a similar operation last evening, the IAF had airlifted 04 people to safety.
IAF aircraft and crew continue to be in a state of readiness to respond to any more requests for rescue/relief.