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Pilot killed as army helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang

The crash happened during a routine sortie in a forward area. Another pilot is undergoing treatment, defence spokesman Col AS Walia said.

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Tawang: A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh near the boundary with China on Wednesday morning, killing one of the two pilots onboard, a defence spokesperson said.

The incident happened around 10 am during a routine sortie in a forward area, defence spokesperson Col AS Walia said.

The two pilots on board were rushed to the nearest military hospital, he said.

One of the pilots who was critically wounded succumbed to the injuries during treatment, he added.

The other pilot is undergoing treatment, Col Walia said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, he said.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.

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