Army helicopter crashes in Arunachal, search operation underway

An advanced light helicopter of Army crashed  around 10.45 am on Friday in remote Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.

Defence source said that beside the pilot, there was one more passenger in the chopper. Rescue teams are on way and details are awaited.

The crash occurred at Singing village under Paling circle, which is about 25 km south of district headquarters, Tuting.

On October 5 a Cheetah helicopter of Army had crashed near Tawang during a routine sortie killing one of the two pilots.

The crash had occurred at Nyamjang Chu near Bap Teng Kang waterfall area of Jemeithang circle in Tawang district. The Cheetah helicopter with two pilots were coming from Surwa Samba area on a routing sortie.