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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

PTI
Hindustantimes
         

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.