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Poonch: Army’s Advanced Light Helicopter makes emergency landing

Advanced Light Helicopter of the Indian Army with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on-board made an emergency landing in Poonch.


Poonch

An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv with seven people onboard, including Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, made a forced landing due to technical reasons in Jammu and Kashmir”s Poonch district on Thursday, an army statement said.

Army Commander was visiting units in Poonch Sector, when the ALH developed a technical snag and crash landed.

The statement clarified that it was not a crash landing and all the seven persons onboard were safe.

All passengers and crew sustained injuries.  The injured were evacuated to Command Hospital, Udhampur. As per medical investigations, all have sustained blunt and superficial injuries but are stable.

The local villagers who arrived first on the scene wholeheartedly assisted the Army in management and evacuation of the injured.

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