Two pilots died Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir after an IAF chopper crashed on Wednesday.

Two pilots were killed on Wednesday after an Indian Air Force M-17 chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district. The chopper crashed due to technical reasons, officials said.

The chopper crashed close to the Srinagar airport in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam around 10 am. The chopper broke into two and caught fire immediately. Both pilots died in the incident.

The Srinagar airport has been closed for civilian flight operations.

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