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Army chopper with Northern Army commander on board crash lands in JK, no casualties

Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had a narrow escape when a helicopter carrying him and his staff crash-landed in Poonch in Jammu region on Thursday, officials said. File

Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had a narrow escape when a helicopter carrying him and his staff crash-landed in Poonch in Jammu region on Thursday, officials said. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

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Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was part of a seven-member crew, including two pilots.

An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the Army with Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen Ranbir Singh on board crash-landed in the Poonch Sector of Kashmir on Thursday. All personnel aboard escaped with minor injuries.

“The Army Commander was visiting units in the Poonch Sector when the ALH developed a technical snag and crash-landed. All passengers and crew sustained injuries,” a defence spokesperson said.

The injured were shifted to the Command Hospital, Udhampur. All have sustained blunt and superficial injuries but are stable, the spokesperson added.

Local villagers who were the first to arrive at the spot provided assistance to the Army in the evacuation of the injured.

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