ALH Dhruv helicopter crashed on May 4; Operations halted again after an accident

As per the reports, it is mentioned that there has been a technical fault with the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and proceeded for a precautionary landing. 

ALH Dhruv helicopter crashed on May 4; Operations halted again after an accident
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New Delhi: The ALH Dhruv, a helicopter of the Indian Army, met with an accident on Thursday, May 4, 2023. The helicopter was on a routine operational mission when it crashed in a hilly area near Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir. According to the sources, Two pilots and a technician were on board and suffered injuries due to the emergency landing.

As per the reports, it is mentioned that there has been a technical fault with the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) and proceeded for a precautionary landing. 

Due to the undulating ground, undergrowth and unprepared landing area, the helicopter apparently made a hard landing said Indian Army

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The Craftsman (Avn Tech) Pabballa Anil, lost his life in the accident.

The ALH Dhruv is a multi-role helicopter that is used by the Indian Armed Forces for various purposes, including search and rescue, casualty evacuation, and troop transport. It is manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), one of India's leading aerospace companies.

This is not the first time that the ALH Dhruv has met with an accident. In the past, there have been several incidents involving the helicopter, which have raised concerns about its safety record.

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The ALH Dhruv is a crucial asset for the Indian Armed Forces, and its safety and reliability are of paramount importance. The Indian Army must take all necessary steps to ensure that such accidents do not occur in the future. HAL must also address any safety concerns that have been raised about the helicopter to maintain its reputation as a leading aerospace company.

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