Army Chopper Crashes in West Bengal, 3 Officers Killed & 1 JCO InjuredNovember 30, 2016 15:44
In a shocking incident, an Army chopper crashed on Wednesday in West Bengal’s Sukna district. Three officers were killed and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was injured.
Eastern Command spokesperson, Wing Commander SS Birdi, said "the Cheetah helicopter crashed at around 10.30 AM. While three officers died on the spot, a JCO was evacuated and admitted to a hospital in a critical condition."
"Three officers died in the crash. The condition of the JCO is critical. An inquiry has been ordered. It was a routine mission operating from Sukna and the crash happened when the chopper was about to land. Crash site is inside Sukna military base, near the helipad," he said.
The army's 33 Corps is based at Sukna. All the army air crafts are run by Army Aviation Corps. A inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI