Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Search on for missing IAF chopper in Arunachal

Itanagar: A massive ground search operation is on for the second day on Wednesday in Arunachal Pradesh for a missing Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter with three operating crews on board, an official said.
"Rescue teams from the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with state police were trekking through the jungle and hill areas between Yupia and Hoj Telam in Papum Pare district to locate the missing chopper," Sandeep Goel, the police chief of Arunachal Pradesh, told IANS.
Meanwhile, police officials quoting eyewitnesses said the helicopter may have crashed at Hostalam between Borum and Toru area.
The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF engaged in flood rescue mission in the state went missing on Tuesday at 3.50 p.m. after it took off from Pilputu Helipad near Sagalee for the Naharlagun heliport.
The helicopter was evacuating people stranded in Sagalee and Dambuk due to massive landslides caused by heavy rains.
05/07/17 IANS/Times of India

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