The Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter was flying an operational sortie in Arunachal Pradesh's Bomdila, where it was reported to have lost contact around 9.15am with the ATC on Thursday.
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An Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter was flying an operational sortie near Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh when it lost contact with the ATC at around 09:15 AM. Following the disappearance, five search parties composed of Indian Army, SSB, and ITBP were immediately launched to locate the aircraft.
The wreckage of the helicopter was found near Village Banglajaap East of Mandala, and it was determined that both the pilot and co-pilot had lost their lives in the accident, said Lt Colonel Mahendra Rawat, the PRO of Defence in Guwahati, as reported by news agency ANI.
A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
On another note, on March 12, an IAF helicopter with 20 people on board had made an emergency landing in Jodhpur's Lohawat area due to a technical glitch. The helicopter had taken off from the Phalodi airbase in Jodhpur. It was allowed to take off an hour later after a technical team fixed the glitch.
First Published: Mar 16, 2023 2:36 PM IST
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