Army Helicopter Crash: Indian Army Helicopter Crashes in Kishtwar by J&K, Two Critics | Jammu news

JAMMU: An army helicopter with three people on board crashed in the upper Kishtwar district on Thursday morning during a routine sortie towards the Marwah area of ​​the mountainous district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army has launched a court of inquiry into the matter.
According to the sources, the incident happened on Thursday morning near Machchhna area when ALH Dhruv army helicopter was moving from Kishtwar towards Marwah area.
“At approximately 11:15 today, an Air Force ALH Dhruv helicopter on an operational mission made a precautionary landing on the banks of the Marua River in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir,” said PRO Defence, Northern Command.
“As per input, the pilots had reported a technical fault to the air traffic controller (ATC) and proceeded to a precautionary landing,” he added.
“Due to the undulating terrain, undergrowth and unprepared landing area, the helicopter apparently made a hard landing,” PRO Defense said, adding: “Immediate rescue operations were initiated and rescue teams from the army have reached the site”.
“Two pilots and one technician were on board. All three injured were evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur,” he added.


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