A helicopter of Indian Air Force crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday morning. Five people, including two Air Force officials, died in this. The condition of one is being critically reported. IAF’s MI-17V5 helicopter crashed near six o’clock in the morning. At that time the helicopter was on Air Maintenance Mission. Air Force has ordered an inquiry into the accident.
#FLASH: 5 personnel dead, 1 critically injured as a Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh this morning confirms Indian Airforce pic.twitter.com/pZfcWEF1Xr
— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2017
Reports said that six people were in the helicopter. Significantly, the Mi-17V5 is the transport chopper of the army. In June 2013, MI-17V-5 helicopter crashed during a devastating flood in Uttarakhand. This incident happened during the rescue operation. It killed 20 people. In July, there were reports that the Russian company had handed over the last batch of three MI-17V-5 helicopters to India last year in accordance with the earlier agreement.
Designed by Cargo Transport, this helicopter is considered one of the world’s most modern military transport helicopters. Last week an Air Force Flight train crashed in Hyderabad. Although there was no news of any casualties in it.