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.

WATCH VIDEO: 3 Dead As Army Helicopter Crashes In Sukna In West Bengal

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.

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    Parvatkar Narayan
    Nov 30, 2016 at 10:02 am
    No words to express condolences to the families
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      Aamir Khan
      Nov 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm
      Its stan who done this,Another surgical attack will soon. ...Modi G
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        Dash
        Nov 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm
        Time to investigate Mamata Banarjee's role.
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          Eswaran
          Nov 30, 2016 at 8:53 am
          SADDENED AND HIGHLY UNFORTUNATE. WHY SUCH CRASHES ARE HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY AT REGULAR INTERVALS? AN EXPERT COMMITTEE SHOULD STUDY THE CAUSES AND SUGGEST REMEDIES. WE ARE LOSING VALUABLE BRAVE HEARTS OF THE NATION.
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            K Chatterjee
            Nov 30, 2016 at 11:32 am
            Why so many accidents happen in India..on road, rail, sea and air?
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              Mohan
              Nov 30, 2016 at 8:42 am
              Not surprising.. While air force and navy personnel are killing themselves through these frequent accidents due to poor maintenance, our army people are getting killed by terrorists due to poor security arrangements in the barracks.. at this rate we need to raise a new battalion to only perform the last rights ceremony while the services chief, the Home Minister and the Defense Minister mouthing that "hum poori thayyar hai" and "we will give strong lessons to the enemy" etc.
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                Ramakrishnan
                Nov 30, 2016 at 10:25 am
                These life exhausted heptrs are still in use. These heptrs are of nearly 5o years vintage. In their prime they had a good safety and operational record. But having been flogged much beyond their normal life they are giving way one by one. It is time all these choppers are grounded, whether their replacements are available or not. You cannot sacrifice precious lives on these outlived machines.
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                  shamim
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                  very sad we should ground all old machinery and dont risk life od solders
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