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Army chopper crashes in Bhutan, both pilots killed

Sources said the wreckage of the helicopter has been discovered

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 27.09.19, 4:50 PM
  • Updated 27.09.19, 5:37 PM
(Representational image) The single-engine helicopter was on its way from Khirmu in Arunanchal Pradesh to Yonphula in Bhutan when it went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm.
(Representational image) The single-engine helicopter was on its way from Khirmu in Arunanchal Pradesh to Yonphula in Bhutan when it went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm. PTI

 A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed in eastern Bhutan on Friday afternoon, killing both the pilots, official sources said.

The single-engine helicopter was on its way from Khirmu in Arunanchal Pradesh to Yonphula in Bhutan when it went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm.

Both the pilots – one Indian and the other from Royal Bhutanese Army – were killed, they said.

Ground search and rescue operation was launched immediately and the wreckage of the helicopter has been located, the sources said, adding the crash took place around 1 pm near Yonphula.

A high-level inquiry has been ordered, the sources said.

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