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. Also Read - NEET 2021: Indian Army Offers Free Coaching to Underprivileged Students in Srinagar

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. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know

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)