Army helicopter crashes in Dimapur

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Army helicopter crashes in Dimapur

KOHIMA/KOLKATA: A Cheetah helicopter of the Army crashed on Monday seconds after taking off from Rangapahar helipad in Nagaland's Dimapur district, with the two pilots and an army official on board escaping unhurt.


A Cheetah helicopter of the Army crashed on Monday seconds after taking off from Rangapahar helipad in Nagaland's Dimapur district. (Representative photo)​


The army aviation chopper was on a routine sortie when it crashed nose down from a height of about 10-12 feet on the ground at 9.30am, defence PRO in Shillong, Amit Mahajan said.

Defence PRO in Kohima Lt Col Emron Musavi told PTI that there were two pilots and an army official in the helicopter but none was injured in the crash.

Mahajan said the helicopter was damaged in the crash. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he said.

Army helicopter crashes in Dimapur - The Times of India
 

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With all the news all over the world about terrorists and death tolls, it's good to hear that this has got zero death, that all the passengers survive and are now safe. The question is what's the reason for the crash. I'm overly used to hearing that the terrorists are again the ones behind.