At least one civilian and six Indian Air Force personnel were killed after a Mi-17 chopper crashed near Garend Kalan village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam this morning, sources told The Indian Express. The chopper crashed in an open field in Budgam around 10.05 am, officials told news agency PTI.
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One of the deceased has been identified as Kifayat Hussain Ganaie, a local resident, while the identity of the remaining are being ascertained, officials told PTI.
Earlier, officials in Srinagar had described the downed aircraft as a jet. They said the aircraft broke into two and caught fire immediately.
(With inputs from PTI)