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Indian army officers killed in helicopter crash in West Bengal

30 November, 2016, 14:45 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Indian army officers killed in helicopter crash in West Bengal

Kolkata: Three officers were killed and a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was injured as an Army chopper crashed on Wednesday in West Bengal's Sukna district.

On a similar note, three army officers were killed after their Cheetah helicopter crashed in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, earlier on October 1.

Soon after the incident, senior Indian Army officials and a rescue team rushed to the spot, he said, adding the injured has been admitted to a local hospital where his condition is said to be serious.

The deceased officers are - Major Sanjeev Lathar, Major Arvind Bazala and Lt Col Rajneesh Kumar.

Sources say the Cheetah helicopter was supposed to be replaced 8 to 10 years ago.

According to reports, the chopper, carrying as many as four army personnel, crashed near Madhuban forest at around 11:45 am. The condition of the JCO is critical. Army has ordered for inquiry.

The Sukhna military base is home to Indian Army's 33 Corps and the chopper was operated by the Army Aviation Corps.


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