Srinagar, May 23: A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) carrying two passengers and two aircrews crashlanded during a routine sortie on Wednesday from Jammu to Natha Top. The incident happened at 9.50 AM. All aircrew and passengers safe.
Sources close to IAF said that while all crew members were safely evacuated from the site, the cause of the incident is being looked at. Meanwhile, a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
In the past two months, this is the second such incident. Earlier an IAF cargo helicopter crashed near Kedarnath temple while attempting to land in windy conditions on April 3. The MI-17 was carrying supplies for the Indian Army when it collided with an iron girder moments before touch down. Six passengers were left injured in the incident.