Army helicopter crashes in J&K; one pilot dead, another injured

An Army Cheetah helicopter crashed in the Tulail area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district this afternoon, killing the pilot and critically injuring the co-pilot, officials said.

The chopper crashed in the Gujran Nallah area in the Gurez Valley, following which a rescue operation was launched immediately, they said.

The co-pilot, in critical condition, is being treated at 92 Army Hospital, sources said.

The cause of the crash was not known immediately, officials said.

However, the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) of Gurez said that communication with the Army chopper was lost. “We are ascertaining the details,” he said.

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