外文标题：Two officers killed in Army helicopter crash in J&K
NEW DELHI: In yet another helicopter crash in the armed forces, two officers were killed when their advanced light helicopter Dhruv crashed in the Ganderbal area of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night.
The Army said the Indigenous Dhruv helicopter, which had taken from Srinagar, was on a night training sortie when the accident took at Safapura at about 7.43 pm. “The two pilots, a Lt-Col and a major, were killed in the crash. Their bodies were found when the search and rescue party reached the crash site at 9 pm,” said an officer.
A court of inquiry ordered into the mishap will ascertain the exact reason for the crash. But the twin-engine Dhruvs, manufactured by defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics, have had a worrisome flight safety record.
As reported by TOI last month, it has also adversely impacted the plan to export the Dhruvs in large numbers. Ecuador, for instance, recently ordered “restricted operations” of the seven Dhruv choppers acquired from India after four mishaps.
In India, in July last year, two officers and five other IAF personnel were killed when their 5.5-tonne Dhruv helicopter crashed in a field near Sitapur, about 70 km from Lucknow.
i think our army kills their men more than any enemy.
Manmohan Bhamra (Los Angeles)
Similar to loosing pilot in flying coffin.
Tompok Tompok (Far East)
With this kind of history in crashes, Mr.Modi’s Make in India will be a great challenge!
Shailendra (Navi Mumbai)
First MIG 21 and now these helicopters! India is really a useless country who does not care for their soldiers………..!
Suneet sikka (Texas)
Buy the real helicopters from the usa and not the drones.
Devendre Dev (The Netherlands)
indian quality is rubbish….chalo waise bhi population ziada hai.
very sad to hear this. our jawaans give their lives while enemy keeps penetrating in to jk.