Cheetah helicopter

Tawang, Oct 05: An Indian Army Cheetah helicopter crashed today near the Tawang area in Arunachal Pradesh killing one pilot, said Army Official.

Pilot Lt Col Saurabh Yadav succumbed to his injuries while his co-pilot is under treatment.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted “praying for the survival of  the pilots.”

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As per the press release issued by PRO(D) Tezpur stated that “An army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang has crashed on 05 October (today) at around 10:00 AM during a routine sortie. Both the pilots were evacuated to the nearest Military Hospital. With regret, we inform you that one of the pilots Lt Col Saurabh Yadav, who was critically injured succumbed to the injuries during treatment. The second pilot is under medical treatment. The cause of the crash at this stage is not known. Details are being ascertained.”