7 killed as Indian Air Force chopper crashes during training in Arunachal

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 6, 2017, 10:47 am IST
Updated Oct 6, 2017, 12:55 pm IST
Indian Air Force confirmed the crash of a Mi-17 V5 helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh.
An Mi-17 V5 helicopter while on an Air Maintenance mission crashed in Arunachal Pradesh. Court of Inquiry ordered. (Representational Image)
 An Mi-17 V5 helicopter while on an Air Maintenance mission crashed in Arunachal Pradesh. Court of Inquiry ordered. (Representational Image)

Tawang: At least seven people died on Friday when an Indian Air force chopper crashed during a training sortie near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday morning.

The deceased included five Indian Air force (IAF) crew members and two personnel of the Indian Army, the IAF said.

Indian Air Force confirmed the crash of an Mi-17 V5 helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to probe the crash. 

Quoting Indian Air Force official news agency ANI said, "Around 6 am today, an Mi-17 V5 helicopter while on an Air Maintenance mission crashed in Arunachal Pradesh. Court of Inquiry ordered."

Rescue teams reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border and admitted the injured personnel to a local hospital.





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