Video clips on social media and TV footage show the wreckage, along with thick smoke and fire.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) also confirmed the development through a tweet.
in another tweet, the IAF wrote: "An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," it added.
Later, the IAF deleted the tweet.
ANI, an Indian news agency, reported that two bodies, with 80% burns, were taken to a local hospital by the area's locals. "Few bodies can be seen downhill in the area of the accident. Efforts are on to retrieve the bodies and check identities: Sources," stated the ANI.
The ANI while citing the sources reported that CDS Bipin Rawat's staff and family members were on board the Mi-series chopper along with him when it crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu.
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