New Delhi- An army helicopter today crashed moments after taking off from an airbase here, killing the two pilots and an engineer.

"The incident occurred today morning, killing three Indian officers," an Indian army official said.

According to Indian official, the helicopter was on a routine flight. Eyewitnesses claimed that the chopper appeared to be in trouble moments after taking off. It soon caught fire and crashed at the airbase. Two pilots and an engineer on board the chopper were killed in the crash Senior Indian administration and police official have reached the spot.