IAF chopper crashes in Assam, two pilots killed

Two pilots of Indian Air Force were killed after a microlight helicopter in which they were travelling crashed on Thursday in Assam’s Majuli island. The incident took place at Sumoimari Chapori, a police officer told IANS, adding that Defence and IAF personnel were on their way to Majuli.

The micro-light aircraft crashed soon after it took off from the Jorhat air base on a routine sortie around noon. The wreckage of the plane has been sighted and a court of inquiry ordered, officials said.

It is suspected that the crash took place due to technical reasons, officials added.

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