Dhruv helicopter crashes in Siachen glacier; pilots safe

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on May 13, 2013

An Army helicopter, on air maintenance operations, crashed this morning in the icy heights of Siachen glacier but both the pilots survived the accident and were being evacuated for treatment, army sources said.

The advanced light helicopter (ALH) ‘Dhruv’, flown by two pilots of the Army Aviation Squadron, crashed in the northern glacier at around 8 a.m., the sources said.

Of the two pilots, one had fallen into a crevasse on the glacier and was being moved to safety. The other pilot has suffered minor cuts, the sources said.

“Both the pilots are safe and are being evacuated for further treatment,” they said.

The Dhruv ALH Mark III of the Army Aviation Squadron had taken off from Leh this morning for Siachen as part of air maintenance operations.

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Published on May 13, 2013
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