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3 officers killed in helicopter crash at Sukna military camp

November 30, 2016 14:53 IST

Three army officers were killed and a junior commissioned officer was critically injured on Wednesday when a Cheetah helicopter crashed at the Sukna military camp in West Bengal.

Army officials said the chopper crashed around 11.45 am when it was returning to the camp's helipad at Sukna, near Silgirui, from a routine mission.

While three officers died on the spot, a JCO was evacuated and admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.

The army's 33 Corps is based at Sukna and all aircraft of the Army are run by Army Aviation Corps.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Image: Mangled remains of the helicopter that crashed at the Sukna Military Camp in West Bengal.

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