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IAF chopper crash-lands in J-K’s Natha Top, passengers and crew safe

An inquiry has been ordered into the crash that occurred just after take-off around 9:50 am on Wednesday.

india Updated: May 23, 2018 13:57 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi

A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Air Force crash-landed in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir soon after it took off on a routine sortie on Wednesday morning, official sources said.

The two passengers and two crew members on board the military chopper were safe, they said.

The helicopter was on a routine sortie from Jammu when it crash-landed at the Natha Top helipad around 9.50 am, the sources said.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

First Published: May 23, 2018 13:45 IST