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A helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Pathankot.
Two days after the Indian Army helicopter crashed at Ranjit Sagar Dam, another helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Pathankot due to a technical fault. This landing has been done in the fields of Mamun area on Thursday evening. There is no report of any casualty in this incident. On receiving the information, military officers reached the spot and the area was completely sealed. Where the helicopter was headed has not yet been officially confirmed. Military officials and local administration have started investigation. On August 3, an Air Force helicopter sank in the Ranjit Dam. So far, the pilot and co-pilot aboard is yet to be traced.
Let us inform that on Tuesday, Army’s ALH Rudra helicopter crashed in Ranjit Sagar Dam near Pathankot. This helicopter of 254 Army Aviation was on a training flight and its pilot was being trained to fly at low altitude. Parts have been searched after the accident but the helicopter’s pilot AS Bath and co-pilot Jayant Joshi are still missing. NDRF and Punjab Police are continuously conducting rescue operations in search of them, but due to the depth of the dam, they could not be traced. The Rudra helicopter of the Army’s Aviation Squadron took off from Mamoon Cantt at 10:20 am. The helicopter was flying very low above Ranjit Sagar Dam and during this time it crashed.