According to sources, the pilot is safe and the army’s helicopter has reached the accident site for rescue. The aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh.
The aircraft crashed near Dabli area of Hanumangarh. Additional Superintendent of Police, Jassaram Bose said at least two civilian casualties have been reported.
Further information is awaited.
Further details awaited.
Earlier in January, one pilot lost his life after two Indian Air Force fighter jets – a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000 – crashed during a training exercise in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.
While one aircraft crashed in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, the other crashed and landed in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.
Earlier last week an Indian Army chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district.
Another accident happened in Kochi in April when a Coast Guard helicopter during trials made a crash landing. This March in Mumbai a Navy chopper had “ditched” after performing VVIP duties.
In October last year, two incidents of army chopper crash were reported in Arunachal Pradesh. In October 5, 2022, a Cheetah helicopter crashed near the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh leading to the death of one Indian Army pilot.