Army chopper crash kills two pilots in Indian-held Kashmir

NEW DELHI: An Indian military helicopter crashed late Wednesday in restive Kashmir killing two pilots, reports said.

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The aircraft, identified as an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), came down in mountainous Bandipore district, some 65 kilometres (40 miles) north of the Kashmiri summer capital Srinagar, killing a lieutenant colonel and a major, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

The chopper crashed about 30 minutes after it took off for a night training sortie from the army’s aviation base at Manasbal.

There was no immediate reason given for the accident. – AFP

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