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Dhruv army helicopter crashes in eastern Ladakh, all crew members safe

The Army And Air Force Depend Heavily On The Helicopter Which Is Capable Of Operating At Extreme Altitudes In The Siachen And The Ladakh Region.The Dhruv Helicopter Is A Utility Helicopter Developed And Manufactured By Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kajol | Updated on: 05 Sep 2017, 08:17:59 PM
Army helicopter crashes in eastern Ladakh sector. (File photo)

New Delhi:

An advance light helicopter (AHL) of the Army crashed on Tuesday afternoon in Jammu and Kashmir's eastern Ladakh. All the crew members are safe.

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen SK Upadhyay and General officer commanding 3 Division Savneet Singh were onboard on the Dhruv aircraft. Both pilots onboard the helicopter are safe though some of the officers onboard the chopper have sustained minor injuries.

The Army and Air forces rely heavily on the Dhruv helicopter which is capable of operating at extreme altitudes in the Siachen and the Ladakh region. The Dhruv Helicopter is a utility helicopter developed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

However, a court of inquiry has been ordered into the Advanced light helicopter crash incident.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 05 Sep 2017, 07:55:40 PM

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