Cheetah Helicopter of Army Aviation Corps crashes in Sukna, 3 Officers dead and one JCO injured

An army helicopter has reportedly crashed at Sukna Military Camp in West Bengal around 11.45 am Wednesday morning, killing three officers and leaving one junior commissioned officer critically injured.

The Cheetah helicopter 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 in northern part of West Bengal and all aircraft of the Army are run by Army Aviation Corps. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

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