• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Arunachal Pradesh Helicopter crash: Search and  rescue mission ends with recovery of all five bodies

An Indian Army Aviation Advance Light Helicopter (Weapon Systems Integrated) – ALH WSI based at Likabali (Assam) crashed at general area Migging (South of Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh) at 1043 hours on 21 October 2022.

Immediate joint search operations with teams from the Army and  Airforce located the crash site, where the terrain is extremely challenging in terms of hills with steep gradients and thick jungle.

There were five personnel on onboard when the mishap took place.

It is reported that the weather was good for flying operations. The pilots had more than 600 combined flying hours on ALH-WSI  and over 1800 service flying hours between them. The aircraft was inducted into service in June 2015.

Prior to the crash, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) had received a MAY DAY call suggesting a technical or mechanical failure.

This will form the focus of the Court of Inquiry, which has been immediately consitituted to investigate the causes of the accident.

The Indian Army offers deepest condolences and stands firmly with the bereaved families.

Source : Indian Army 
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee 

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