Helicopter with commandos crash-lands in Sukma

A private helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos on Wednesday crash-landed near a CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, resulting in minor injuries to five occupants.

Officials said two officers and a commando of the elite jungle warfare unit of the CoBRA were among five people who suffered injuries after the helicopter crashed around 5.30 pm near the Chintagupha camp of the paramilitary force, deep in the Maoist hotbed of south Bastar.

They said the pilot and the engineer of the Bell-206 helicopter, hired on lease by the CRPF for anti-Maoist operations in the state, were also injured.

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