In Arunachal Pradesh, a helicopter belonging to the Indian Army crashed on Wednesday near Tamang. In the accident, one pilot of the helicopter “Cheetah” died, while another suffered injuries.
“An army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed on October 5 (today) at around 10:00 AM during a routine sortie,” an official statement said.
“Both the pilots were evacuated to the nearest military hospital. With regret, we inform you that one of the pilots who was critically injured succumbed to the injuries during treatment. The second pilot is under medical treatment,” it added.
The cause of the crash at this stage is yet to be known, it further pointed out.