Pilot killed as Indian army helicopter crashed near China border

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, is one of Indian’s last points on China border
Oct 05, 2022
<p>A file photo of an Indian Army’s Cheetah helicopter. Photo: AFP</p>

A file photo of an Indian Army’s Cheetah helicopter. Photo: AFP

A pilot of the Indian Army was killed after an Indian Army aviation’s helicopter crashed near China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to ANI, the helicopter that crashed was a multi-role Cheetah helicopter with pilot and co-pilot on board.

“An army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang has crashed on 05 October (today) at around 10am during a routine sortie. Both the pilots were evacuated to nearest military hospital,” reads a statement issued by an officer of Indian Army’s public relations at Tezpur in Assam.

Following the crash, both pilot and co-pilot were shifted to the nearby military hospital where pilot, identified as Lieutenant kernel Sorab Yadav, succumbed to the injuries. The co-pilot is under treatment.

The Indian army has not revealed the cause of the air crash and said that the “details are being ascertained.”

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