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Army’s Cheetah helicopter crashes in Dimapur district of Nagaland

Defence PRO in Kohima Lt Col Emron Musavi said that there were two pilots and an army official in the helicopter.

By: Press Trust of India | Kohima/kolkata | Updated: February 2, 2015 3:03:45 pm
helicopter_m The Army Cheetah helicopter reportedly crashed after engine failure on Dimapur helipad. (Source: Express photo)

A Cheetah helicopter of the Army crashed on Monday seconds after taking off from Rangapahar helipad in Nagaland’s Dimapur district, with the two pilots and an army official on board escaping unhurt.

The army aviation chopper was on a routine sortie when it crashed nose down from a height of about 10-12 feet on the ground at 9.30 AM, Defence PRO in Shillong, Amit Mahajan said.

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Defence PRO in Kohima Lt Col Emron Musavi told PTI that there were two pilots and an army official in the helicopter but none was injured in the crash.

Mahajan said the helicopter was damaged in the crash.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he said.

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