Wreckage Of Missing IAF Chopper Found In Arunachal Pradesh

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Itanagar: The wreckage of an Air Force helicopter, which went missing on Tuesday, has been found in Arunachal Pradesh.

There were three crew members on board. There is no information on whether there are any survivors.

The chopper was on a flood victim rescue mission and had gone missing near Sagalee in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh, defence officials had said.

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The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) lost contact soon after its take off from Sagalee at around 3.50 pm before the rescue. The chopper was evacuating people, stranded at Sagalee due to landslides, triggered by rains.

The Army, the ITBP and the Arunachal Pradesh police on Wednesday launched a search operation to locate the IAF chopper which went missing with three crew members on board near Sagalee in Papum Pare district.

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The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF engaged in flood rescue mission in the state went missing yesterday at 3.50 PM after it took off from Pilputu helipad near Sagalee. The helicopter was evacuating people stranded in Sagalee and Dambuk due to massive landslides caused by heavy rains.

Tezpur-based Defence spokesperson Lt. Col. Sombit Ghosh said the chopper had gone out for flood rescue operations from its base in Jorhat on Tuesday morning.

In May last, a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots of Indian Air Force had crashed near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.