Army helicopter crashes in Kishtwar, 3 injured personnel evacuated: Northern Command

Jammu: As many as three persons were on board were injured when an Army helicopter crashed on Thursday in the hills of Marwah in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A Northern Command official said that at about 1115 hours, an Army Aviation ALH Dhruv helicopter on an operational mission made a precautionary landing on the banks of Marua river in the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per inputs, 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 Army rescue teams 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.


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