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HomeHimachal PradeshArmy chopper crashes in Ranjit Sagar lake

Army chopper crashes in Ranjit Sagar lake

Accident happened in Kathua district of Jammu region

2 pilots of the five occupants reported safe

Search on by Army divers for the remaining Army personnel

Jammu/Pathankot | TNR

A helicopter of the Indian Army crashed on Tuesday morning in the Ranjit Sagar lake near Purthu in Basolhi, Kathua district of Jammu region.

The accident is reported to have occurred at 10.50 am. A portion of the Ranjit Sagar dam is in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir

2 pilots safe

Army sources informed that the weapon system integrated helicopter had taken off from Pathankot and met with an accident during a routine sortie.

Both the pilots are reported safe.

Rescue operation is on

Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, informed that some of the wreckage of the helicopter was found floating in the lake and recovered.

Special forces and divers are conducting search and rescue operations.



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