An Indian Army helicopter with the Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on board force-landed due to technical reasons in general area Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday afternoon, the Army said, adding that there were no casualties.
Earlier, news agency PTI reported that the chopper was crashed in the Poonch district.
The Helicopter had made a force landing on account of technical snag, in general area of Poonch earlier today. The crew and passengers are safe. https://t.co/7Q2MazEkPm— ANI (@ANI) October 24, 2019
However, the official statement of the Indian Army said: “One ALH Dhruv Helicopter force-landed due to technical reasons in general area Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir. All seven persons travelling in the helicopter are safe.”
The helicopter, which is believed to have developed a technical snag, crash-landed at Poonch district's Bedar area, officials said.
Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was part of the seven-member crew, including two pilots. A thorough investigation has been launched.