IAF Helicopter Crash-Lands in Arunachal Pradesh! Pilots, Crew Safe

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.

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.

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