Army helicopter crashes in Sukna, 3 dead

According to initial reports, three officers were killed and one Commissioned Officer was critically injured in the Cheetah Chopper crash.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 3:20 pm
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An army helicopter has reportedly crashed at Sukna Military Camp in West Bengal around 11.45 am Wednesday morning, killing three officers and leaving one junior commissioned officer critically injured.

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The Cheetah helicopter was returning to the camp’s helipad at Sukna, near Silgirui, from a routine mission. While three officers died on the spot, a JCO was evacuated and admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.

The army’s 33 Corps is based at Sukna in northern part of West Bengal and all aircraft of the Army are run by Army Aviation Corps. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.