Injured pilots being shifted to army hospital | Indian Army

An army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh has crashed on October 5 at around 10 am during a routine sortie, said army officials.

Both the pilots were evacuated to the nearest military hospital.

One of the pilots Lt Col Saurabh Yadav, who was critically injured succumbed to the injuries during treatment.

The second pilot is under medical treatment. The cause of the crash at this stage is not known.

Details are being ascertained.

“Pained by the news of the crash of @adgpi helicopter at Nyamjang Chu near BTK area of Jemeithang circle in Tawang district. I am in touch with the Army officials for every possible assistance, and pray for speedy recovery of the injured pilots,” tweeted Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu. 

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