Army’s Cheetah helicopter crashes in J-K’s Reasi, both pilots safe
he chopper, which was on a routine sortie, developed some technical problem and had to make a crash landing in Rudkhud area in Arnas belt of the Reasi.
A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army, on a training sortie from Udhampur, crash-landed in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning.
The two pilots survived the crash and were safe.
“Both pilots from Udhampur were on a training sortie to Reasi in a Cheetah helicopter. It developed a technical snag and then got into wires but both pilots are safe,” Northern Command’s spokesman Col Abhinav Navneet said.
“It was not even crash landing. Actually, we can call it hard landing,” he added.
The incident occurred around 11.30 am at Rud Nullah in Mahore sub-division of Reasi district.
On October 24 last year, the then Northern Army chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh’s chopper had crash landed in Poonch.
However, nine on board Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had a narrow escape.
The ALH in which Gen Singh was flying had also developed a technical snag.