Update: Crash due to technical snag in Budgam involves Mi-17 V5 helicopter

Srinagar:

The crash in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir involves  Mi-17 V5 helicopter and not MIG as reported earlier.

Two pilots were killed in the crash due to technical snag. There was likely a technical malfunction. The eyewitnesses in the area confirmed that they saw chopper catching fire and coming down. They did not see any other airplane in the area.

Pakistan claimed to shoot down the aircraft without even knowing that it was not a plane but a chopper.

Pakistan media has even showed old images of Indian aircraft crash in Odisha and recent Surya Kiran crash in Bengaluru ahead of Aero India 2019.