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Army’s second helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh within 3 weeks, 4 dead, 1 missing

Guwahati/New Delhi : The Army’s Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter, which went missing in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday, has become a victim of an accident. In this accident that took place in the remote area of ​​Upper Siang district, 4 army personnel/officers have died and one is still missing. Search for him is going on. This is the second time that an Army helicopter has crashed in Arunachal in less than three weeks. This is the 12th time in the last 14 years in this border state of the Northeast, in which 90 people have lost their lives.

The indigenously designed Mk-IV variant of the combat helicopter took off near Likbali but crashed near Migying village near the China border in the north. The cause of the accident is not yet known. The army said, ‘A total of 5 army personnel were stationed on the helicopter. During the joint search and rescue operation conducted with the Indian Air Force team, 4 bodies have been found.

Earlier, on October 5, an Army Cheetah helicopter crashed near Tawang in western Arunachal. The pilot had died in the accident. There have been many air accidents in the remote areas of this hill state. This is the 12th air crash in Arunachal in the last 14 years in which 90 people, including former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, have been killed.

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