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Helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos crash-landed in Sukhma

 2017-04-26 17:40:33.0

Helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos crash-landed in Sukhma

Tahlka News Bureau
New Delhi: A helicopter carrying COBRA commandos on Wednesday crash landed near a CRPD camp in Chattisgarh's Sukma district which led to minor injuries five occupants.

Two officers and a commando of the elite jungle warfare unit of the COBRA were among the five who received injuries after the crash took place around 5:30 pm near the Chintagupha amp f the paramilitary force, deep in the Naxal hotbed of south Bastar, said an official.

The pilot and the engineer of the helicopter, hired on lease by the CRPF for anti-Naxal operations in the state, were also injured.

"All the three officials of the commando Battalion for Resolution Action, which is CoBRA, and the two crew members are safe now," a senior official said.

An inquiry is to ascertain the reason behind the crash, which could be a technical glitch.

The CRPF Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia was present in the area for reviewing operations in the aftermath of April 24 ambush.

The Chintagupta camp of the Central Reserve Police Force is deep inside Sukma and two days ago, Maoist killed 25 CRPF personnel's in a deadly ambush near here in an area called Burkapal.

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