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IAF chopper crashes in Ladakh

An Airforce helicopter on a routine flight to Siachen glacier crashed today, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring both the pilots on board.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2010 09:16 IST
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An Airforce helicopter on a routine flight to Siachen glacier crashed on Monday, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring both the pilots on board.

The Cheetah helicopter crashed at 11 AM while on a flight to the icy heights of Siachen, defence sources said. The pilots were injured in the crash and immediately evacuated to Leh for treatment, they said.

Though the condition of both the pilots, whose identity was not disclosed, was reported to be stable, they have been referred to Delhi for treatment, the sources added.

First Published: Nov 08, 2010 15:45 IST