Gurez Chopper crash: Pilot dies; Co-Pilot rescued safely

GUREZ — The pilot of Army’s cheetah helicopter that crahsed in Gujran Nallah area of Gurez in Bandipora district  was found dead while the co-pilot was rescued safely and is stable, Officials said Friday.

“The Cheetah helicopter got damaged fully while pilot lost his oufe and the co-pilot was traced alive and rescued safely,” Officials said.

An army chopper had crashed in Gujran Nallah area in Gurez valley following which a rescue operation was immediately launched.

Pilot and co-pilot had ejected safely but the pilot sustained injuries and died. “The cause of crash is being ascertained,” the officials said. — (KNO)