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Indian Army helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Army helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Army helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Army Cheetah helicopter consisting of two pilots accidentally crashed in Arunachal Pradesh. This unexpected and unfortunate crash has left the whole country in a state of shock and despair. Unfortunately, the piolets weren’t able to survive the crash. The Army Officials mentioned that the helicopter crash took place on Thursday. According to further details released by the reporters, the helicopter crashed near Mandala which is a small town located West of Bomdila.

The Indian Army Cheetah helicopter was conducting and operational sortie (an attack made by troops coming out from a position of defense) in Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh. Soon after its take off, the chopper lost its contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC). The helicopter lost contact with the ATC at around 9:15 in the morning and it was later confirmed by Lt Col Mahendra Rawat, PRO Defense Guwahati confirmed.

Efforts of the search parties

Five search parties of Indian Army as well as Sashastra Seema Bal and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were launched immediately. Some parts of the helicopter were found near the Village of Banglajaap which is located East of Mandala. The Army also added that the Court of Inquiry is also ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident. The search parties, Sashastra Seema Bal and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were quick at finding the wreckage of the helicopter. Many officials, said the helicopter took off from Sange village at 9 am and was headed for Missamari in Assam’s Sonitpur district.

Rohit Rajbir Singh, the Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Cell (SIC), explained that villagers had found the crashed chopper ablaze in Dirang, and informed district officials. Unfortunately, the area had little to no mobile connectivity. Even the weather was foggy, and one couldn’t get a clear view. For more such updates and important headlines, subscribe to STMN News.

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