2 pilots among 3 injured as Army's Druv helicopter crash lands in Kishtwar

Srinagar, May 4 (KNS): Three army personnel including two pilots were injured after a chopper they were onboard crash landed in Marwah area of Kishtwar district on Thursday. 

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Northern Command Headquarter spokesperson said that a court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident, while injured personnel have been evacuated to command hospital in Udhampur. 

The statement reads that at about 1115 hours today an Army Aviation ALH Dhruv helicopter on an operational mission made a precautionary landing on the banks of Marua river in the Kishtwar region.

The statement reads as per inputs, the pilots had reported a technical fault to the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and proceeded for a precautionary landing. "Due to the undulating ground, undergrowth and unprepared landing area, the helicopter apparently made a hard landing." 

It added immediate rescue operations were launched and Army rescue teams reached the site. "Two pilots and a technician were on board. All three injured personnel have been evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur."  

The statement reads that a court of inquiry has been ordered and further details are being ascertained. (KNS)

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