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Two pilots succumbed to their injuries when an Army Cheetah helicopter crashed in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district on Tuesday, September 21st.
“In Patnitop area, today amidst a training sortie, Indian Army’s Cheetah helicopter crashed in Shiv Garh Dhar area in Udhanpur district,” a defence spokesman informed.
The incident was reported between 10:30 am and 10:45 am, the chopper was from Army Aviation Corp, officials informed.
Both the pilots were high rank officers, a senior army officer informed. One official regrefully said, that they tried to save their lives but unfortunately both didn’t survive.
Videos are circulating on social media showing the crash landed helicopter watch here:
An Indian Army Aviation chopper Cheetah made a force landing due to technical snag near Patnitop of Jammu & Kashmir. Two pilots have been reported injured and rescued by the local civilians and rushed to the hospital. More details being ascertained.— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) September 21, 2021
— Dhirendra Singh Fouzdar (@tweetdhir) September 21, 2021
— Ashraf Wani اشرف وانی (@ashraf_wani) September 21, 2021