Army Chopper Crashes In Kishtwar District Of J&K; Pilot & Co-Pilot Suffer Injuries

by Shreya Ghosh
Army Chopper Crashes In Kishtwar District Of J&K; Pilot & Co-Pilot Suffer Injuries

An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv Helicopter of the Indian army faced a miserable accident on the morning of 4 May 2023. The chopper crashed at Marwah in the Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday, according to various reports. The Indian army helicopter had 3 people on board during the time of the clash. A pilot, a co-pilot, and a technician were inside this Advanced Light Helicopter.

The Army Helicopter Crashed On The Banks Of River Marua

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The army chopper made a crash landing in the Kishtwar district’s Marwah area. The unfortunate accident took place with 3 people on board in a forested region. The Jammu and Kashmir police and administration rushed to the spot and rescued the pilot, the co-pilot, and the technician from the accident in injured conditions. They were rushed to the Command Hospital in Udhampur. According to a report by Odisha Bhaskar, the helicopter started collapsing about 15 minutes after it departed.

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A Statement Has Been Released

The Udhampur-based Northern Command of the army has shared a statement after this unfortunate incident, according to a report by The Hindu. The statement mentioned that the pilots already reported a technical fault to the Air Traffic Controller and they were on an operational mission when they conducted a precautionary landing at about 11:15 AM. But the chopper made a hard landing on the unprepared area. Army rescue teams reached the place soon. For the case, a Court of Inquiry has been commanded. Unfortunately, this crash of the ALH Dhruv Helicopter is the third accident in the past 2 months.

Further reports are awaited on this helicopter clash in the Kishtwar District Of Jammu & Kashmir.

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Another massive clash occurred in March 2023 when two pilots on board lost their lives. They were on an Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter. These pilots met with a horrific accident in Arunachal Pradesh, according to a report by The Times Of India. The plane crashed close to the Mandala Hills and it led to the death of the pilots inside.

We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured pilots and the technician!

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