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Indian army pilot killed, another injured as chopper crash lands in Kashmir

An Indian army pilot was killed and another was seriously injured when their helicopter crash landed in Kathua district of Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday.  

Initial reports said that two army pilots were seriously injured after a Dhruv helicopter crashed in Lakhanpur area of Kathua. 

The incident took place at around 07:50 PM IST when a Dhruv helicopter that was on a routine patrolling crashed inside an army establishment near Basoli Morh of Lakhanpur. 

“Both pilots including the co-pilot sustained grievous injuries and have been shifted to Pathankot army hospital,” said officials. 

Later an army spokesperson confirmed the death of one of the pilots.

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