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Army chopper crashes in Bhutan, both pilots killed

Army chopper crashes in Bhutan, both pilots killed

New Delhi: A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed in eastern Bhutan Friday afternoon, killing both the pilots, official sources said.

The single-engine helicopter was on its way from Khirmu in Arunanchal Pradesh to Yonphula in Bhutan and went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm on Friday. Both the pilots - one Indian and the other from the Royal Bhutanese Army - were killed, they said.

Ground search and rescue operation was launched immediately, and the wreckage of the helicopter has been located, the sources said, adding the crash took place around 1 pm near Yonphula.

A high-level inquiry has been ordered, the sources said.

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