Highlights

  • Army chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang
  • 1 pilot killed in the crash, another admitted to the hospital
  • Chopper crashed during a sortie flight

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1 pilot killed as army chopper crashes in Arunachal near China border

The incident happened around 10 am during a routine sortie in a forward area, defence spokesperson Col AS Walia said.

A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh near the boundary with China on Wednesday morning, killing one of the two pilots onboard, a defence spokesperson said.

The incident happened around 10 am during a routine sortie in a forward area, defence spokesperson Col AS Walia said.

The two pilots on board were rushed to the nearest military hospital, he said.

One of the pilots who was critically wounded succumbed to the injuries during treatment, he added.

The other pilot is undergoing treatment, Col Walia said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, he said.

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