Indian Army Helicopter Crash in Bhutan Kills 2 Pilots

Two pilots one from Indian Army and the other from Royal Bhutan Army died in a helicopter crash in Bhutan on Friday, according to Indian army.

“In an unfortunate incident, an Indian Army Helicopter has crashed at 1 p.m. near Yongphulla in Bhutan. The helicopter went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 p.m. The helicopter was on way from Khirmu (Arunanchal) to Yongphulla on duty,” Indian Army Spokesman Col. Aman Anand said in a statement.

The single-engine Cheetah Helicopter of the Indian Army was on duty en-route from Khirmu(Arunanchal) to Yongfulla(Bhutan) on duty where it crashed.

The chopper belonged to Indian Army’s 667 Army Aviation Squadron based in Misamari in Assam. The chopper was returning after dropping an Indian Army Major General posted with Indian Army Military Training Team deployed in Bhutan.

As a part of the arrangement between Indian and Bhutan, Bhutanese pilots have been training with the Indian Army since 2014-15.

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