Cheetah Helicopter Crash: According to sources, the pilot who died was Lieutenant Colonel Saurabh Yadav, and his co-pilot was receiving medical attention.
Cheetah Helicopter Crash: On Wednesday during a normal mission, an Army helicopter that was flying in the forward region close to Tawang, one of India’s last outposts on the China border, crashed, killing one of its two pilots.
“An army aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed today, October 5, at approximately 10 a.m., while on a regular mission in the advanced region near Tawang. Both pilots were sent to the closest military hospital, according to a statement made public by an Army public relations officer in Tezpur, Assam.
According to the statement, the second pilot was receiving treatment while the first pilot eventually passed away from his injuries.
According to sources, the pilot who passed away was Lieutenant Colonel Saurabh Yadav.
The cause of the plane accident has not been disclose by the Army. Details are being confirm, according to its statement.
In recent years, there have been a number of helicopter crashes. In Arunachal Pradesh, with severe weather being the primary cause of most of them. Six helicopter crashes in the Northeast state have resulted in the deaths of nearly 40 individuals since 2010. Former chief minister Dorjee Khandu is one of them.
In March, a second Army Cheetah helicopter crashed close to the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The event resulted in the death of the pilot and serious injuries to the co-pilot.
An Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu in December 2021. Claimed the lives of the former chief of the defense staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 12 other people.