Missing IAF chopper found in Arunachal, all crew members dead

Wreckage of the missing Indian Air Force helicopter was located in Pampunpare district of Arunachal Pradesh earlier today. None of the crew members survived.

The helicopter with three operating crews on board had gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday.

“The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF went missing around 3:47 pm. It took off from Sagalee for Naharlagun heliport,” a defence official told media.

“The helicopter lost communication with the ground – the Air Traffic Control (ATC) in Chabua in Assam – minutes after it took off from Sagalee after finishing a rescue operation,” he added.


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