Two army majors, jawan killed in helicopter crash
Two army majors and a jawan have been killed when a helicopter crashed in eastern Ladakh, a Defence spokesman said in Jammu.india Updated: Aug 16, 2008 15:45 IST
Two army majors and a jawan were killed when a helicopter crashed in eastern Ladakh, a Defence spokesman said in Jammu on Saturday.
Lt Col S D Goswami said an army helicopter with two pilots -- Major Padmanabhan and Major S Ganapathy of the Army Aviation Squadron at Leh -- had taken off on a rescue mission in eastern Ladakh on Friday to evacuate a casualty.
The helicopter lost contact with the air traffic control (ATC) while returning to Leh in bad weather. The wreckage was found near a mountain pass in the eastern Ladakh.
Both the pilots and jawan E Narsaih, who was being evacuated, were killed. The army has ordered a court of inquiry.