Kochi | A navy sailor died after a Chetak helicopter crashed on Saturday at the runway of the naval air station, INS Garuda here, Navy sources said.
The Indian Navy chopper which was on a training flight, crashed soon after the lift off, sources added.
"One Navy sailor lost his life in an accident involving a Chetak helicopter during its ground maintenance checks at Naval air base, INS Garuda in Kochi", Indian Navy said in a statement.
The navy also initiated a Board of Inquiry to investigate the cause of the accident.
Further details are awaited.