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2 Indian Army officers killed in chopper crash

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Feb 2, IRNA -- A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Army on Wednesday crashed in a residential area in Nashik, in Maharashtra state, killing two officers but there was no casualty on the ground.

The helicopter, which on a routine sortie had taken off from Gandhinagar for Army Aviation Training School in Nashik, crashed after hitting a bungalow in Jachak Nagar today morning, pti reported quoting Army and police officials as saying.

“No body was present in the bungalow at the time of the crash and the house also did not suffer any major damage,” police officers said.

The bodies of the two officers were extricated from the mangled remains of the helicopter by fire brigade and Army personnel.

Nasik District Magistrate P. Velasani said there was no civilian casualty and the helicopter as per the preliminary investigation crashed due to possible technical failure.

“All we can say is that both the pilots on board are dead. The helicopter crashed in a civilian area and there is no civilian casualty. Investigations are on,” he said.

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