The site of the accident is not connected by road. A rescue team is being sent.
Two Army personnel died after the helicopter crashed at Migging in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday morning, a defence official said. The advanced light helicopter was on regular sorties, he said.
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The Indian Army said that efforts are underway to recover the third body.
The site of the accident is not connected by road. Upper Siang SP Jummar Basar said the crash site is a mountainous region, and it would take time for the search and rescue team to reach the spot.
There are no reports of any casualty so far. The accident took place at 10:43 am.
The Indian Army said the chopper took off from Likabali. Two Army ALH and one IAF Mi-17 were being deployed for search and rescue operations.
This is the second incident of an Army helicopter accident in the state this month. A Cheetah helicopter crashed in Tawang district on October 5, killing one of the two pilots onboard.
Earlier this week, a helicopter ferrying pilgrims from Kedarnath temple to Guptkashi crashed into a hill amid dense fog on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board. The chopper a Bell 407 operated by private company Aryan Aviation -- burst into flames around 11.45 am at Dev Darshini in Rudraprayag's Garud Chatti, District Disaster Management Officer Nandan Singh said.
The crash took place within seconds -- five or six seconds -- of taking off from the Kedarnath helipad, according to one eyewitness.
Aryan Aviation and four other operators flying on the Kedarnath Yatra route were recently fined Rs 5 lakh by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for certain violations, an official had said.
With inputs from PTI
First Published: IST