Indian Army helicopter crash kills both pilots in Arunachal, debris recovered

An Indian Army helicopter crashed near Mandla in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday morning. The pilot and co-pilot of this helicopter died in the accident. Both the pilots – Lt Col VVB Reddy and Major Jayant A. Earlier reported missing. According to the army, the helicopter lost contact with the air traffic controller at 9:15 am. After this, five search teams of the Indian Army, Sashastra Seema Bal and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were sent in search of the helicopter. Its debris was found near Mandla’s village Banglajap. The army has said that a court of inquiry is being conducted, through which the cause of the accident can be ascertained.

The helicopter had taken off from Sange village in the district at 9 am and was heading towards Misamari in Sonitpur district of Assam. There were a lieutenant and a major in it. Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Rawat said that the helicopter lost contact with the air traffic control (ATC) at around 9.15 am.

Rohit Rajbir Singh, Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Branch had told that the villagers in Dirang had seen the crashed helicopter burning and had informed the officials of the district administration. He told that there is no ‘mobile connectivity’ in that area and there is so much fog that the visibility has reduced to just five meters.

read this also-

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top