The Indian army helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. Both pilots (Bhutanese and Indian) died in the crash.
A Royal Bhutan Army officer and an Indian officer have been killed after an Indian Army Chetak helicopter reportedly crashed into the hill near Younphula Domestic Airport, Bhutan post noon on Friday.
The incident happened around 1.30 pm when the helicopter belonging to the Indian army was approaching Yonphula to land. Meanwhile, the locals have spotted the wreckage.
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However, the cause of the crash is suspected to be due to foggy weather.
The Indian Army pilot who died in the crash was of Lt Col (Lieutenant colonel) rank while the other was a Bhutanese Army pilot training with the Indian Army, the news agency said quoting sources in the Indian Army.
Meanwhile, the locals have spotted the wreckage. However, the cause of the crash is suspected to be due to foggy weather.