The wreckage of the helicopter.

An Indian Army helicopter crashed in Bhutan on Friday killing the two pilots on the spot.

A Royal Bhutan Army officer and an Indian Army pilot were killed on the spot when their helicopter crashed into the hill near Khentongmani, Yonphula in Bhutan’s Trashigang, Kuensel reported.

The crashed took place when the helicopter was approaching Yonphula to land but instead, it crashed into the nearby hill Khentongmani.

The weather during the time of the accident was reported to be bad with thick fog reducing visibility.

According to reports, the Indian Army pilot killed in the mishap has been identified as Lt Col Rajneesh Parmar  while the Bhutanese Army pilot has been identified as Capt Kalzang Wangdi, who was undergoing training with the Indian Army.

“An Indian Army Helicopter crashed at 1 pm near Yongphulla in Bhutan. The helicopter went out of radio and visual contact soon after 1 pm. It was en-route from Khirmu (Arunanchal Pradesh) to Yongfulla on duty,” India Today quoted defence spokesperson Col Aman Anand.

Anand added that a ground search and rescue operation was launched from Yongfulla and the wreckage was located.

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