Two pilots were killed when an Indian Army cheetah helicopter crashed in Bhutan due to foggy weather on Friday afternoon.
The IMTART chopper crashed near Bhutan’s Younphula Domestic Airport.
“An Indian Army helicopter crashed at 1 pm near Yongphulla in Bhutan. The helicopter lost radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm. It was enroute from Khirmu (Arunanchal Pradesh) to Yongfulla on duty,” Indian Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said.
The deceased pilots include a captain from the Royal Bhutan Army and a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army Aviation Corps, an Indian Army source said.
The wreckage was located after a ground search and a rescue operation was launched immediately from Yonphulla.
Search and rescue operations were also launched by the Indian Air Force and Army helicopters to locate the rest of the wreckage.
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