Seven personnel killed as Indian Air Force chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

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Seven personnel were killed when an Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed on Friday morning near Tawang, a remote town of Arunachal Pradesh which is close to the border with China.

Two IAF pilots and two Army men are among those killed.

The incident took place near Tawang at around 6:00 am during a training sortie. The Mi-17 V5 helicopter was on an Air Maintenance mission.

"A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the official said.

Rescue teams reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border and admitted the injured personnel to a local hospital

In July, the IAF chopper that was on a rescue mission had crashed in Arunachal, and the bodies of two crew members were recovered later.
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