Two pilots injured as Military’s Dhruv helicopter crashes close to Jammu


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 25

A Dhruv helicopter belonging to the Army Aviation Corps crashed near Lakhanpur in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening.

The two pilots are reported to be seriously injured and have been evacuated to a military hospital.

According to sources, the helicopter was on a routine operational mission and a technical snag is suspected to be the reason for the crash.

A utility helicopter, Dhruv has been designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and has been inducted all three defence services besides other operators. It also has an armed version.



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