Wreckage of missing IAF chopper found in Papum Pare District in Arunachal Pradesh

Updated On : 05 Jul , 2017 , 05:13 PM
Indian Air Force - File Photo
Indian Air Force - File Photo
New Delhi:

The wreckage of the Indian Air Force chopper that went missing on Tuesday has been found in the Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh. The advanced light helicopter (ALH) of the Indian Air Force has been deployed for evacuating people from the flood-hit district of Papum Pare in Arunachal Pradesh since Tuesday morning, went missing in the afternoon amid heavy fog and rain.

There were three crew members and a police personnel on board when it took off from Sagalee on Tuesday. The IAF chopper that had already made several sorties since the morning and had evacuated as many as 50 people including several women and children from Sagalee to Itanagar, went missing around 4 PM on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju chopper on Tuesday made an emergency landing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanagar. Bad weather was the cause of the landing. Earlier, a helicopter carrying Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah made an emergency landing at the HAL Airport Bengaluru after suffering a bird hit on April 24.

Also Read: IAF chopper with three on board goes missing in Arunachal Pradesh's Papum Pare district

First Published : Wednesday, July 05, 2017 04:49 PM

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