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2nd Army copter crash in Arunachal in 3 weeks, 4 killed | India News


GUWAHATI: Four defense personnel were killed and one was reported missing after Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter of Army crashed early Friday in a remote area of Upper Siang county in Arunachal Pradeshmaking it the second air disaster in the northeastern border state in less than three weeks, and the 12th disaster in 14 years.

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The indigenously designed Mk-IV variant of the helicopter’s weapons system took off from Likabali in the foothills and crashed near the village of Migging, bordering China to the north. The cause of the crash was not immediately determined. “There were a total of five personnel on board. In a joint search and rescue with IAFThe remains of four individuals have been found,” the military said.

Earlier, an Army Cheetah helicopter crashed in the forward area near Tawang, in western the state on October 5, killing the pilot. The mountainous state has had a bloody trail of air disasters in remote locations. 12 collisions in 14 years resulted in 90 casualties, including former CM Dorjee Khandu.

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