Sunday, July 09, 2023

'One skid landing': Army chopper makes emergency landing while on medical duty in Arunachal

Itanagar: An Advanced Light Helicopter that was supposed to perform a medical evacuation mission on July 7 in Arunachal Pradesh was prevented from reaching the designated location by inclement weather. As per the Indian Army, the helicopter made 'One Skid Landing' on a road.

Two critical casualties were evacuated from near Lemeking (or a forward location) in the Subansiri Valley on July 7 by helicopter. The pilots attempted to enter the Valley through an alternate route, which was also jam-packed with low clouds, heavy fog, and rain because the main air induction route was blocked by inclement weather.

While waiting for the weather to improve, the helicopter made a precautionary landing at the NHPC's Gerukhamukh helipad (or another NHPC helipad at the valley's entrance). 

The pilots decided to try again after waiting a few hours and entered the Valley despite the bad weather. The victims, who were on their way to the next closest hospital, were seen from the air.

08/07/2023 Manish Prasad/India TV

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