New Delhi, May 23: The Indian Army has ordered an inquiry into the Cheetah chopper crash that took place in the Siachen Glacier area of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
“Today, at around 11.45 there were two army aviation Cheetah choppers, which were returning from a routine maintenance flight from the Bhim Post. The Bhim Post is approximately at the height of 6,000 meters and it is located in the northern part of the Siachen Glacier,” said Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Jagdeep Dahiya
“On the returning journey, one chopper crashed a short distance from the helipad and there has been unfortunate casualty of one pilot. It was piloted by two Majors and the second Major was critically injured, and he has been evacuated,” he added.
Colonel Dahiya further said that it would not be appropriate for him to comment on the matter as of now.
“At this point of time, it is too early to state what could be the reasons. There is a normal process of inquiry, which goes on and in that, it could be either the weather has played a part in it, or it could be technical reasons, or it could be human error. All this will be get substantiated only after we get the complete investigation,” said Colonel Dahiya.
“That’s a normal process after every chopper crash. A code of inquiry is ordered and proper investigation is done,” he added. (ANI)