Today morning, an operational sortie by an army Cheetah Helicopter ended in a crash near Mandala after the helicopter lost contact with air traffic control.
Cheetah Helicopter of the Indian Army crashed
In Mandala, Arunachal Pradesh, a Cheetah Helicopter of the Indian Army crashed today. At roughly 09:15 AM on March 16th, the helicopter was reportedly doing an operational sortie close to Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, when it was believed to have lost touch with the air traffic control (ATC). According to sources, the tragedy claimed the lives of both helicopter pilots who were present.
West of Bomdila, close to Mandala, is where it is said to have crashed. Teams of searchers have been sent out, “said Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Rawat, PRO Defence Guwahati. Two pilots were aboard the Cheetah helicopter, according to the early reports. Teams from the Army, SSB, and police have headed to the crash scene. Also, there are reports of hazy weather in the area with visibility as low as 5 meters.
Army and IAF
Villagers in Dirang discovered the wrecked helicopter on fire and alerted district officials, according to Rohit Rajbir Singh, superintendent of police for the Special Investigation Cell (SIC). “About 12.30 pm, residents of Dirang’s Bangjalep village found the helicopter. It’s still on fire “Added Singh.
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One of the older helicopters in the fleets of the Army and IAF, the Cheetah Helicopter, is said to have been the one that crashed. The Light Utility Helicopters, which were produced locally, will replace the fleet of the aforementioned helicopters that are now aging (LUH)
These modern helicopters will fall within the three-ton category and be packed with cutting-edge technology. Arunachal Pradesh is regarded as one of the least ideal locations for airplane operations, it should be emphasized.
In the past, there have been numerous airplane crashes in the northeastern state. Five people were on board when an ALH helicopter belonging to the Indian Army crashed in Migging, Arunachal Pradesh, killing two of the pilots.
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