2 pilots killed as Army chopper crash-lands in J-K's Udhampur

An Indian Army helicopter with two personnel on board was forced to crash land at Shiv Garh Dhar in Udhampur, J&K. While both pilot and co-pilot were evacuated, they later succumbed to their injuries

2 pilots killed as Army chopper crash-lands in J-K's Udhampur
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An Indian Army helicopter with two personnel on board was forced to crash land at Shiv Garh Dhar in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. While both the pilot and co-pilot were evacuated to a hospital, they later succumbed to their injuries.

The pilots, Major Rohit Kumar and Major Anuj Rajput, had taken off from Udhampur in the morning and were flying in a single-engine ‘Cheetah’ helicopter that crash-landed at Shiv Garh Dhar area in Udhampur district. The two were injured and evacuated to hospital.

In a statement, the Indian Army said, "Today during a training sortie in Patnitop area, an Indian Army Cheetah Helicopter crash-landed in Shiv Garh Dhar area in Udhampur district. Two pilots have been injured and evacuated to the hospital."


However, in a later update, it was said that both the personnel have passed away.

This is the second incident of an Army Aviation helicopter crashing in six weeks. On August 3, a Rudra helicopter had crashed into the lake of the Ranjit Sagar Dam across the Ravi.

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