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J&K: Army helicopter crashes in Kishtwar, 3 injured personnel evacuated: Northern Command
Helicopter crash
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J&K: Army helicopter crashes in Kishtwar, 3 injured personnel evacuated: Northern Command

| @indiablooms | 04 May 2023, 05:29 pm

Jammu: As many as three army personnel were injured on Thursday when their helicopter crashed during an operational mission in the hills of Marwah in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A Northern Command official said that at about 11:15 hours, an Army Aviation ALH Dhruv helicopter made a precautionary landing on the banks of the Marua river in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sources said the pilots had reported a technical fault to the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and proceeded for a precautionary landing, said the official.

Due to the undulating ground, undergrowth and unprepared landing area, the helicopter apparently made a hard landing, he added.

He further said that immediate rescue operations were launched and an Indian Army rescue team reached the site.

"Two pilots and a technician were on board. All three injured personnel have been evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur," the official said adding that a Court of Inquiry has been ordered.

Further details are being ascertained, he stated.

(With inputs from UNI)

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