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Indian Air Force IAF Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh; 7 people died

Indian Air Force IAF Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh; 7 people died
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Indian Air Force helicopter get crashed near the China border in Arunachal Pradesh today. Shockingly reports coming from the sources that around seven people died out of which five are from the Indian Air Force and two of them belongs from the Indian Army. As per the reports, IAF Mi-17 V5 helicopter got crashed in Arunachal Pradesh Chuna area in the morning. The crash took place around 6 am in the morning in Chuna’s Yangstse sector on the hilly terrain which is around 12 kilometres away from the India-China border and 100 kilometres from Tawang.

The helicopter of IAF which get crashed was carrying out an air maintenance mission and had taken off from the Tawang sector. However, the cause behind the incident has not reported yet. As per the official reports, the court of inquiry has ordered for the ascertain the cause of the accident.

Reports of the officials released that the rescue teams reached to site within hours after the incident. And the injured person was taken to the local hospital of Tawang. Although India is trying to modernise its air force with some new helicopters and aeroplanes, the process is however slow. The IAF chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa said that they are making concerted efforts to minimise accidents and preserve our assets. And the several ministers along with the chief of Indian air force overflowed with their heartfelt condolences to the Bravehearts and prayer for the families.

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Pallavi Parmar

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