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Army helicopter crashes in Udhampur, pilot and co-pilot injured


In an unfortunate incident, an Army helicopter with two people aboard crashed in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place at Shiv Garh Dhar and excessive fog resulting in poor visibility might have resulted in the accident, the police said.

The helicopter met with the accident due to bad weather, but there is no clarity on whether the chopper crashed or the pilot crash-landed. Both the pilot and co-pilot have been injured in the incident. Police teams have been rushed to the accident site and the rescue teams were able to bring out the injured Army personnel.

Suleman Chowdhry, DIG Udhampur, said that the police received information and dispatched teams towards the spot in Shiv Garh Dhar. He added that due to the presence of excess fog in the area, the visibility was low.

Army helicopter crash in Punjab

A helicopter of the Indian Army crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua on August 3. The helicopter of the 254 Army Aviation Squadron took off from Mamun Cantt at 10:20 am. The helicopter was carrying out low-level sorties in the Ranjit Sagar Dam area, about 30 km from Pathankot in Punjab, when it crashed.

Earlier this year, in January, one pilot died after an Indian Army helicopter crashed in Kathua district’s Lakhanpur near the Jammu and Kashmir-Punjab border. The HAL Dhruv helicopter crashed after developing a technical snag. A MiG 21 Bison aircraft had crashed in Rajasthan’s Suratgarh while landing in January.


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