NEW DELHI: A Chetak CH442 chopper has crash landed at INS Rajali, the naval base in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu. The Indian Navy chopper has on a training sortie when this incident took place. There has been damage to the main and tail rotors.

It is being reported that the Chetak was carrying out dry winching.

The crew is reportedly safe while the Navy is yet to issue a statement.

The incident comes days after an Indian Air Force's MiG-27 crashed near Jodhpur on September 4, 2018.

Season of Aircraft Crashes 

On June 8, Indian Air Force's 'Jaguar' developed a snag while landing and had a minor accident. The pilot was on a routine training mission from the Jamnagar Air Force base.

On June 5, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan passed away after his plane went down in the Mundra taluk of the Kutch region in northwestern Gujarat. This was the second alarming incident in the month of June 2018 with an Indian Air Force Jaguar.

Slew of Crashes 

Before these two successive Jaguar crashes, an IAF Cheetah helicopter crash landed at Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir on May 23. The helicopter, too, was on a routine sortie and a court of inquiry was ordered.

On March 20 this year, an Advanced Hawk Jet (AJT) trainer, crashed on the Subarnarekha River bed along Jharkhand and Odisha's border.