Army chopper crashes in Kishtwar

Army chopper crashes in Kishtwar
Army chopper crashes in Kishtwar

KISHTWAR — An Indian Army chopper crashed in Kishtwar district on Thursday morning, officials said.

As per the reports, a three-member on-board army chopper, flying in Marwah area of Kishtwar district, reportedly crashed in Machna village.

A Defence official statement issued here said that at about 1115 hours on May 4, 2023, an Army Aviation ALH Dhruv helicopter on an operational mission made a precautionary landing on the banks of Marua river in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir.

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“As per inputs, the pilots had reported a technical fault to the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and proceeded for a precautionary landing. Due to the undulating ground, undergrowth and unprepared landing area, the helicopter apparently made a hard landing. An immediate rescue operation was launched and army rescue teams reached the site,” the statement said further.

It added, “Two pilots and a technician were on board. All three injured personnel have been evacuated to Command Hospital Udhampur.”

Meanwhile, a court of inquiry has been ordered and further details are being ascertained.

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