Home / News / Two killed in Army chopper crash

Two killed in Army chopper crash

Shillong: Two persons on board were killed and another was missing after an Army helicopter crashed along the Nagaland-Manipur border on Wednesday.

While two bodies of the crash victims were recovered, the third person was yet to be traced, a Defence Spokesperson in Kolkata said.

A search was on to locate the third person.

The air crash involving a Cheetah helicopter took place at 8.45 am, about five km from Vishwema helipad, on the borders of the two North Eastern states. The helicopter was on a routine sortie.

The spokesperson, however, withheld the identity of the three persons, including two pilots, who were on board. The crash apparently took place due to bad weather, the spokesperson said.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the mishap.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>