Indian Army Chopper Crash Lands in Jammu And Kashmir’s Kathua; Pilot Dead, Another Injured

There were two pilots inside the chopper at the time of the crash and both were said to be critically injured.

Updated: January 26, 2021 12:54 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

Till now, women officers were assigned only ground duties in the Army Aviation Corps. (Image used for representational purpose only)
Till now, women officers were assigned only ground duties in the Army Aviation Corps. (Image used for representational purpose only)

New Delhi: A pilot was killed after an advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Army made a crash-landing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district on Monday, reported PTI.

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The chopper, which was coming from Pathankot, was forced to make a crash-landing in an Army area in the Lakhanpur belt of the district, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kathua Shailendra Mishra told PTI.

Two pilots of the helicopter were injured in the incident, he said, adding that they were rushed to a military base hospital in Pathankot. One of them succumbed subsequently, an official said.

“Tragic news coming in. We have one pilot fatal casualty,” a defence spokesperson said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published Date: January 25, 2021 8:06 PM IST

Updated Date: January 26, 2021 12:54 AM IST