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Four killed as air force chopper crashes

india Updated: Oct 30, 2009 18:02 IST
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Four people were killed as an Indian Air Force MI-17 helicopter carrying four people crashed into the Chenab river in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday afternoon, police said.

The chopper went down into the waters of the Chenab near Assar, about 150 km northeast of Jammu. The body recovered is suspected to be that of the chopper pilot, police said.

Local residents and police teams are carrying out rescue operations.

A police officer told IANS from the crash site that there were two choppers flying in the area. "One of them apparently developed a technical snag and crashed into the waters of Chenab," he said. The second helicopter is still hovering in the area.

Army rescue teams have also rushed to the spot. It's not known whether the chopper was carrying any officer. Further details are awaited.