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IAF copter crashes in Siachen, pilots killed

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:36 am    Post subject: IAF copter crashes in Siachen, pilots killed Reply with quote

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IAF copter crashes in Siachen, pilots killed
Two IAF pilots were killed when their Cheetah helicopter crashed today in the Siachen glacier close to the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL) between India and Pakistan.

The pilots, identified as Squadron Leader S Basu and Flight Lieutenant A Sharma, had taken off from the Siachen base camp for a "routine flying mission", when the chopper crashed near the Amar Post in the central Siachen glacier, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said here.

Both the pilots suffered fatal injuries, the spokesperson said, adding that a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate and ascertain the cause of the crash.

Defence Minister A K Antony has conveyed his heart-felt condolences to the bereaved families.

The government has also deeply appreciated the cooperation extended by the Pakistan authorities in aerial and ground-based rescue operations, the spokesperson said.

The Cheetah helicopter had got airborne from the Siachen base camp at 0628 hours and lost radio contact around 0700 hours while flying over the northern glacier at an altitude of around 16,000-18,000 feet, officials said here.

The Army and Air Force launched search operations to trace the missing pilots and wreckage amidst heavy snowfall, they said.


Squadron Leader Shantanu Basu is my school buddy, both of us were in same class same section from Grade II to Grade XII. My heart reaches out to the family.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was indeed sad to hear. May he RIP
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad. May both of them RIP.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news indeed, may their souls RIP Sad

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. Crying or Very sad . My condolences go out to everyone associated.

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