Helicopter of Indian army aviation crashed in West of Bomdila

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Arunachal Pradesh: An Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed near Mandala, west of Bomdila, during an operational sortie on Thursday, March 16. According to reports, the helicopter lost contact with the ATC around 9.15 am on Thursday.

According to reports, the helicopter carrying 2 pilots had taken off from Senge village in West Kameng district at 9 am on Thursday and was en route to Assam, Missamari with an estimated time of arrival of 9.45 am.
The helicopter lost contact midway and could not be traced. At 12.30 pm villagers of Bangjalep in Dirang reported that a crashed helicopter was there and was still burning.

Search and rescue teams of army, SSB and police have rushed to the spot. Bad weather hampers operations.
In October 2022, five army personnel were killed when an Indian Army helicopter crashed near Migging village in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Siang district, about 25 km from Tooting town. This was the second incident of an army helicopter crash in the state this month. On October 5, an Indian Army pilot lost his life when a Cheetah helicopter crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
According to official details, between March 2017 and December 2021, 31 people lost their lives in accidents involving 15 military helicopters, including four ALH, four Cheetah, two ALH (WSI), three Mi-17V5, one Mi-17 And a Chetak was involved.

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