Pilot killed in Army chopper crash in north Kashmir

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Pilot killed in Army chopper crash in north Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MAR 11

An Army Cheetah helicopter on its way to pick up sick BSF personnel crashed near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Gurez Sector on Friday, killing its pilot and injuring the co-pilot, officials said.

The injured co-pilot was rushed to a medical facility, they said, adding that his condition was stated to be critical.

The two pilots belonged to Army Aviation Corps and were of the rank of major.

The helicopter was about to land at a forward post near the LoC but “drifted away” because of the weather conditions, an official said.

The crash took place near Gujran Nallah in Gurez Sector in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

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