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Army chopper crashes near LoC in north Kashmir, one pilot dead

The Cheetah helicopter crashed in the Baraum area of the Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a defense official. One of the two pilots has lost his life while the other one is injured, informed army officials. 

Edited by: India TV News Desk Srinagar Updated on: March 11, 2022 16:00 IST
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Army chopper on way to pick up BSF personnel crashes in north Kashmir

Highlights

  • An Army Cheetah helicopter crashed near the LOC.
  • It was on its way to pick up sick BSF personnel.
  • The helicopter was about to land but "drifted away" because of the weather conditions.

An Army Cheetah helicopter on its way to pick up BSF personnel crashed near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Gurez Sector on Friday, officials said. One of the two pilots has lost his life while the other one is injured, informed army officials. The cause of the crash is not known immediately.

The helicopter was about to land but "drifted away" because of the weather conditions, an official told news agency PTI.

The Cheetah helicopter crashed in the Baraum area of the Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir, according to a defense official. Search parties have rushed to the spot. Rescue teams are looking for survivors. 

Further details are awaited.

(ANI, PTI Inputs)

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