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.