Lieutenant Colonel Among Two Killed After Indian Army's Cheetah Helicopter Crashes In Bhutan

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 September 2019, 04:57 PM
The helicopter crashed at 1 pm in a hill near Yongphulla in Bhutan due to bad weather. (Image Credit: Twitter)
The helicopter crashed at 1 pm in a hill near Yongphulla in Bhutan due to bad weather. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Two pilots were killed after an Indian Army  Cheetah helicopter crashed in Bhutan. According to reports, the Indian Army pilot who died in the crash was of Lt Col (Lieutenant colonel) rank while the other was a Bhutanese Army pilot training with the Indian Army. 

The helicopter crashed at 1 pm in a hill near Yongphulla in Bhutan due to bad weather. According Indian Spokesperson, Colonel Aman Anand, the helicopter was enroute from Khirmu (Arunanchal Pradesh) to Yongfulla on duty.

“An Indian Army Helicopter crashed at 1 pm near Yongphulla in Bhutan. Helicopter went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm. It was enroute from Khirmu (Arunachal Pradesh) to Yongfulla on duty,” he said.

The wreckage has been located and Indian Air Force and Army Helicopters Ground Search and Rescue (SAR) were also launched

“Ground Search and Rescue (SAR) operation was launched immediately from Yongfulla. The wreckage has been located. Indian Air Force and Army Helicopters SAR were also launched. More details are awaited,” the Indian Army spokesperson added.

First Published: Friday, September 27, 2019 04:03 PM
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