Army Cheetah Helicopter Crashes in Arunachal Pradesh
An Indian military helicopter crashed on the 5th of October in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, in which one of the pilots Lt Col Saurabh Yadav attained Veergati and another got heavily injured as per the army reports. The accident happened during a routine sortie at around 10 am. Both the pilots were successfully evacuated and taken to the nearest military hospital.
The cause of the crash of the army aviation Cheetah helicopter is still unknown. Details are being ascertained,” Indian Army officials reported.
The 63-year-old general was travelling with his wife and senior officers in the Russian-made Mi-17 chopper, which crashed near its destination in southern Tamil Nadu.
This is the second time the Cheetah helicopter crash reported this year. In March, an Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. While the pilot of the chopper had died, his co-pilot sustained injuries and survived and last year on Dec 8, 2021, India’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat died in a helicopter crash in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.