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.

Earlier, a Cheetah helicopter of the Army crashed seconds after taking off from Rangapahar helipad in Nagaland's Dimapur district, with the two pilots and an army official on board escaping unhurt.

A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) also crashed recently near Bed village in Jamnagar district while the pilot managed to eject safely.

In 2012, two IAF choppers had collided and crashed near the same spot between Bed and Samrath villages and nine personnels had been killed.

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