Indian Army's helicopter crashes in Bhutan, 2 pilots dieLast updated on Sep 27, 2019, 04:39 pm
In a terrible incident, two pilots lost their lives on Friday after a helicopter of Indian Army crashed in Eastern Bhutan, said reports.
The aircraft which met the deadly fate was an Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) helicopter.
Of the two deceased, one pilot hailed from the neighboring country and was being trained by the Indian Army.
Here are more details.
Bad weather led to the accident, said reports
According to reports, the aircraft took off from Khirmu in Arunachal Pradesh and lost contact at 1 pm. It crashed into a hill when it was supposed to land at Yongphula.
Poor visibility due to bad weather is reported to have driven the accident.
The Indian pilot who died in the mishap was of Lt Col (Lieutenant colonel) rank.
Wreckage was located, said Army spokesperson
Indian Army Spokesperson, Col Aman Anand: Ground Search and Rescue (SAR) operation was launched immediately from Yongfulla. The wreckage has been located. Indian Air Force and Army Helicopters SAR were also launched. More details are awaited— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2019