3 dead as Army helicopter crashes at Sukna in West Bengal


In a massive mishap three army officials died and one other junior commissioned officer was critically injured when an army helicopter reportedly crashed at Sukna Military Camp in West Bengal around 11.45 am Wednesday morning.

The army helicopter recognized as the Cheetah helicopter was returning from a routine mission to the camp’s helipad at Sukna, near Silgirui. A JCO in a critical condition was evacuated and admitted to a hospital while three officers died on the spot.

Army’s Eastern Command said, “Army Cheetah helicopter crashed at Sukna at 11.45 a.m. today. Three officers killed. One injured evacuated.”

The state of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) stays critical, an Army representative said.

The armed force’s 33 Corps is based at Sukna in northern piece of West Bengal and all air ship of the Army are controlled by Army Aviation Corps. A Court of Inquiry has been requested into the episode.

Further details are awaited.