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Mi-17 transport chopper crashes in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam

Mi-17 transport chopper of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam area on Wednesday morning. Latest reports say that Srinagar Airport has been shut down. Many flights have been diverted. Initial probe points to technical glitch in the aircraft. The plane, which took off from the Srinagar runway, crashed into an open field in Budgam area. News Nation has learnt that local villagers tried to save the pilots. There are reports that the pilot of the chopper died in the crash.

Updated : 27 February 2019, 11:13 AM