Two commanders survive helicopter crash in Ladakh in the midst of high mishap rate in military
Two Army commanders and two different officers had a close shave when their Dhruv propelled light helicopter (ALH) slammed very quickly subsequent to taking off in eastern Ladakh on Tuesday evening, by and by underlining the high crash rate of warriors, air ship and choppers in the Indian military.
Lt-General S K Upadhya, general officer instructing of the Leh-based 14 Corps, and Major-General Savneet Singh, GoC of the 3 Infantry Division at Karu, and the others managed just scratches and minor wounds when the twin-motor Dhruv helicopter hit the ground at the high-height Tsogstalu helipad at around 2 pm.
“The indigenous 5.5-ton chopper, on a general observation and acquaintance mission for the new corps officer, slammed scarcely two minutes after it took off from the helipad situated at around 16,000-feet. The team and travelers are sheltered and sound however the chopper endured broad harm,” said an officer.