IAF Helicopter Was Carrying Out A Maintenance Sortie
An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in eastern Arunachal Pradesh with two pilots and three crew members onboard. All of them are safe.
However, one engineer suffered a minor injury.
The helicopter was carrying out a maintenance sortie from Hayuliang to Rochham when the incident took place.
A court of inquiry will be ordered to ascertain the reasons for the incident, sources said.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops from Rochham post carried out the rescue operation.
The @IAF_MCC helicopter crash landed at Rochham helipad in Arunachal at 0925hrs.— Snehesh Alex Philip (@sneheshphilip) November 18, 2021
It was doing ration sortie for Army in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. Crew of five. An engineer got minor injury. @ITBP_official troops also helped in rescue. @ThePrintIndia https://t.co/ZNJ6mMOveg pic.twitter.com/xak3bmpDIH
In September, two pilots were killed when an Army helicopter crash-landed on a hill in Shiv Garh Dhar area, near Patnitop tourist resort in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
On August 3, two pilots were killed after an Army helicopter crashed into Ranjit Sagar Dam lake near Pathankot.