Indian Air Force Chetak helicopter crashes in Allahabad due to technical glitch; pilots safe

15 March 2017, 11:43 AM

An Indian Air Force chetak helicopter on Wednesday crashed due to technical snag in Gasauli-Kathaula village of Bamarauli area in Allahabad. The incident took place when a training sorties was conducted. Both pilots are safe in the incident.

The Indian Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry in the incident.

On March 5, a Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force had crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district. The pilot had ejected safely in the incident.

“The fighter aircraft crashed in the fields. According to preliminary information, the pilot ejected from the plane before it fell in the fields. He was reported to have sustained injuries,” Kurukshetra’s Superintendent of Police, Simardeep Singh had informed.

An IAF spokesperson had said the pilot gave a distress call before ejection. The pilot is safe, the spokesperson had said.

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First Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 09:47 AM
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