Six Indian air force personnel perished in a mid-air collation between two MI-17 choppers on Thursday near Jamnagar in Gujarat.

Earlier reports on the death toll suggested two were killed. However, latest reports are suggseting that 6 personnel were killed. The each chopper was occupied by pilot, co-pilot and two others.

"Two MI-17 choppers have collided mid-air in which at least six persons have died," SP Jamnagar Harikrishna Patel told PTI.

The cause behind the air-crash is unclear. An IAF spokesperson has said that a probe will be initiated to ascertain the cause of the accident.  

Two Air Force Helicopters Collide in Gujarat; 2 Killed, Say Reports

Two helicopters, believed to be from the Air Force, collided mid-air in Jamnagar in Gujarat on Thursday afternoon.

Latest TV reports said that two people were killed in the air crash. It has been confirmed that the ill-fated choppers belonged to the Indian air force.

News channel NDTV reported that both were Mi-17 choppers.

More details awaited.