Army Cheetah helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh leaves pilot dead.  

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According to the Indian Army, the Cheetah helicopter was on a routine mission with two pilots on board.


New Delhi, 10th October: According to the Indian Army, a Cheetah helicopter crashed this morning in Arunachal Pradesh, killing one pilot and injuring another. According to reports, the army aviation chopper crashed around 10 a.m. in a forward area near Tawang.

The Cheetah helicopter was on a routine mission with two pilots aboard. Both were airlifted to a nearby military hospital, but Lt Col Saurabh Yadav, who was critically injured, died during treatment, according to the Army. The co-pilot is being treated.

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“At this time, it is unknown what caused the crash. Getting more information,” citing a statement from the army.

A second Army Cheetah helicopter crashed in March of this year in Jammu and Kashmir not far from the Line of Control. The co-pilot suffered a critical injury, and the pilot passed away.

Former Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat was killed in an Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu late last year. In addition to him, his wife and 12 other people died in the December crash.


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