An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter Mi-17 on Thursday crash-landed in eastern Arunachal Pradesh while carrying out a maintenance sortie in the area.
The helicopter was carrying three crew members including two IAF pilots, reportedly the incident damaged the helicopter but fortunately, none of the three members were injured during the crash.
According to the sources, a court of inquiry will be ordered to ascertain the cause of the incident.
"The IAF’s Mi-19 helicopter with two pilots and three crew members on board crash-landed at around 9.30 am near the Rochham helipad under Chaglagam circle of the district. The incident happened when the chopper was carrying out ration sorties from Hayuliang to Rochham helipad for the Armed Forces personnel deployed at the last border post along the Line of Actual Control (LAC)," Anjaw Deputy Commissioner Talo Jerang said.
Reportedly, the engineer on board reportedly suffered minor injuries during the crash landing.
This is fourth such incident that have taken place in the last 6 months, in the two incident, the pilots have lost their lives.
In September, two pilots were killed when an Army helicopter crash-landed on a hill in the Shiv Garh Dhar area, near Patnitop tourist resort in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
On August 3, two pilots were killed after an Army helicopter crashed into Ranjit Sagar Dam lake near Pathankot.
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