While the chopper, which was involved in the 1980 accident, was touted to be 'destroyed', a helicopter bearing same registration number VT-EAO had met with another accident in 1982.
"It is nothing but his fate. The shot had been approved by the director. But, he went for another, the fourth one, only on the request of Jayan," Kalliyoor Sasi remembered.
The multi-national force said in its statement that it would launch an investigation into the incident.
There was no immediate confirmation from the army on the incident.
It's the second fatal incident with a military Mi-8 helicopter in a week. On May 19, another Mi-8 crash-landed near the town of Klin, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Moscow, killing all three crew membe
The search team found both flight data recorders at the crash site, the spokesman said.
Bryant's autopsy revealed that he had Ritalin -- typically used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity and narcolepsy -- in his system.
Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's top military official, said that a frigate lost contact with the aircrew on Wednesday evening and that flares were spotted from the water minutes later.
The suits on behalf of three members of one family, and a woman who helped coach Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter in basketball, were filed electronically Sunday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Indian Army said that the incident took place at 11.30 a.m.