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Indian army helicopter crashes in Bhutan; Pilot and co-pilot killed
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Indian army helicopter crashes in Bhutan; Pilot and co-pilot killed

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Kolkata, Sep 27 : An Indian officer and a Royal Bhutan Army officer were killed on the spot when an Indian army Cheetah helicopter crashed into a hill near Khentongmani, Yonphula, Trashigang.

The helicopter belonging to the Indian army was approaching Yonphula to land when the accident happened, Bhutan's government daily Kuensel reported in its website page.

The Indian Army pilot who died in the crash was of Lieutenant Colonel rank, while the other was a Bhutanese Army pilot training with the Indian Army, the spokesperson told media persons.

The weather around the time of the accident was reported to be bad with thick fog reducing visibility. The wreckage has been located. Indian Air Force and Army Helicopters has launched Ground Search and Rescue (SAR) operation immediately from Yongfulla. Details awaited. (UNI)