An Indian Army HAL Dhruv helicopter went missing in North-East Sikkim (a state that borders Tibet in the North East) at about 11.20AM today. The helicopter was flown by two pilots, with one Junior Commissioned Officer and one jawan. I spoke to the Army a short while ago, and they said that the helicopter had still not been traced. Bad weather in the area has meant that the Army has been unable to send an airborne search team. Multiple teams are braving weather on the ground to reach the spot where the chopper blipped off. It looks bleak, but here's hoping that crew has survived if the chopper has indeed crashed. Godspeed.
Labels: Accidents, Aircraft And Helicopters, Army, HAL, Indigenous Equipment