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Pilot, co-pilot killed in Army copter crash in Kashmir

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Kashmir: An army helicopter on Wednesday crashed in Bandipora district of central Kashmir, killing a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major who were piloting the chopper, an Army spokesperson said.

The Dhruv helicopter of Army's aviation squadron based at Manasbal crashed about 30 minutes after it took off during a training sortie this evening, killing the two officers, he said here.

The chopper, which was on night flying training sortie, crashed at a hill in Safapora area of Bandipora, the spokesman said.

According to defence sources, the radio telephonic contact with the chopper was lost at 7.43 pm.

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