Army Helicopter Crash: No Trace Missing Pilots On Day 3 Of Searches

Jammu, Aug 5:  Army soldiers along with navy divers continued operation for the third day on Thursday to trace pilot and co-pilot of a helicopter of Indian Army’s aviation corps which crashed near Ranjit Sagar Dam in the Basohli area of Kathua, officials said. 

The helicopter crashed around 1020 hours on Tuesday. Later teams of Police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rushed to the site and started rescue operations. However the success eluded them till evening when the operation was called off due to darkness.

On Wednesday, army pressed navy divers into service to find out the missing pilots. “There was no trace of the missing pilots as rescue operation by army and navy divers continued,” the officials said

So far some helicopter parts were recovered along with a helmet, two big size bags and one shoe, the officials said.

The operation was suspended on Thursday evening and would be resumed on Friday morning, the officials said. gns

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