An Indian Army Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday. Both the pilots were evacuated to the nearest Military Hospital where one of the succumbed to the injuries, defence spokesperson Col AS Walia said.
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One of the pilots Lt Col Saurabh Yadav, who was critically injured succumbed to the injuries during treatment. The second pilot is under medical treatment.
A pilot lost his life after a Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed near the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh today: Army officials pic.twitter.com/loUu7SLGXv— ANI (@ANI) October 5, 2022
The cause of the crash is unknown. Details are being ascertained, said Indian Army officials.
More details are awaited.
First Published: IST