Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Army aviation helicopter crashes near Arunachal's Tawang, one pilot dead

New Delhi: An Indian Army aviation Cheetah helicopter, flying in the forward area near Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang, crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie. One pilot succumbed to his injuries while the other was undergoing treatment.

After the helicopter crashed at around 10 am, both pilots were evacuated to the nearest military hospital.

However, one of the pilots, who was critical, succumbed to his injuries during the treatment. The other pilot is currently undergoing treatment.

"With regret, we inform that one of the pilots, Lt Col Saurabh Yadav, who was critically injured succumbed to the injuries during treatment. The second pilot is under medical treatment. The cause of the crash at this stage is not known. Details are being ascertained," an official statement read.

05/10/22 Manjeet Negi/India Today

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