Air Force's Mi-17 Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Sikkim Due To Bad Weather, Crew Safe

All four aircrew of the Indian Air Force and two Indian Army personnel on board the chopper are reported to be safe, they said.

Air Force's Mi-17 Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Sikkim Due To Bad Weather, Crew Safe

An IAF Mi-17 chopper made an emergency landing in Sikkim today (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

An Mi-17 medium-lift transport helicopter of the Indian Air Force made an emergency landing near Mukutang in Sikkim today due to bad weather, officials said.

All four aircrew of the Indian Air Force and two Indian Army personnel on board the chopper are reported to be safe, they said.

The helicopter was on a routine air maintenance sortie from Chaten to Mukutang and it sustained damage in the incident, the officials said.

"An investigation has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," an IAF spokesperson said.
 

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