Army chopper crashes in Siachen, no casualty

Srinagar An Army helicopter, on air maintenance operations, crashed this morning in the Siachen glacier in Jammu and Kashmir. Both the pilots survived the accident and were being evacuated for treatment, army sources said.

The advanced light helicopter (ALH) 'Dhruv', flown by two pilots of the Army Aviation Squadron, crashed in the northern glacier at around 8:00 am, the sources said.

They said one of the pilots had fallen into a crevasse on the glacier and was being moved to safety. The other pilot has suffered minor cuts, the sources said.

"Both the pilots are safe and are being evacuated for further treatment," they said.

The Dhruv ALH Mark III, of the Army Aviation Squadron, had taken off from Leh this morning for Siachen as part of air maintenance operations, the sources said.
Story First Published: May 13, 2013 12:30 IST

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