Two pilots who were killed after a helicopter of the Indian Military Training Team crashed in Bhutan today have been identified as Lt Col Rajneesh Parmar (IA), Capt Kalzang Wangdi (RBA).
It was the birthday of the Indian Army pilot, Lt Col Rajneesh Parmar today who died in the crash.
It may be mentioned that a helicopter crashed at around 1 pm near Yonphullla in Bhutan. It had lost radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm.
The helicopter was on its way to Yongfulla from Khirmu (Arunanchal). Ground Search and rescue (SAR) was launched immediately from Yongfulla. The wreckage has been located. Indian Air Force and Army helicopter SAR were also launched ex Misamari, Guwahati, Hashimara.
The single-engine Cheetah helicopter was piloted by one Indian and one Royal Bhutanese Army pilots.
There are no survivors. The names will be released shortly.
More details awaited.
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