Arunachal-  Six dead as IAF helicopter crashes in Tawang Valley  

Itanagar

At least  Six  persons were killed after a helicopter of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Tawang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

The Indian Air Force however claims that the toll is six, with one officer in a critical state.

The Mi-17 V5 chopper on a maintenance mission was carrying seven persons, including some Army officials onboard when it crashed.

The crash took place around 6am when the chopper crashed, a senior official said.

According to IAF official a court of inquiry has been ordered to probe the crash. The area in which the chopper was flying is said to be vulnerable to dangerous weather changes.

Update

  • the spot where helicopter crashed is about 6-7 hrs walking distance from tawang

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