Army’s Cheetah chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, two missing including pilot


Helicopter Crash: A major accident has happened in Arunachal Pradesh. A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed in the Mandela Hills area of ​​the state. After the accident, a search operation has been started to find the pilot. Full details of how the incident happened have not been revealed. After the accident, the missing pilot is being searched.

Regarding the crash, Guwahati’s Defense PRO Lt Col Mahendra Rawat said that a Cheetah helicopter was reportedly operating near Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh and lost contact with air traffic control at 9.15 am on Thursday. He had said that there were reports that the helicopter had crashed near Mandla west of Bomdila. The search operation has been started.

Let us inform that in March 2022, a Cheetah helicopter also crashed in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the two pilots was killed and one was seriously injured in the accident. Bad weather is said to be the reason for the accident. The accident happened when the helicopter was about to land and lost control due to bad weather.

This helicopter is single engine
The Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army is a light helicopter. It is a single engine helicopter. The Indian Army has 200 Cheetah helicopters. Systems like Ground Proximity Warning System and Weather Radar have not been installed on the helicopter. That’s why they become victims of accidents in bad weather.

Anyway, Arunachal Pradesh is surrounded by mountains. In such a situation, the weather here changes suddenly and flying any helicopter in these areas is not an easy task. That’s why more accidents happen in these places than in other states.

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