Indian Air Force's Helicopter Crash Highlights: 7 Military Personnel Dead

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Indian Air Force's Helicopter Crash Highlights: 7 Military Personnel Dead

The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on an "air maintenance mission" when it crashed (File Photo)

Seven military personnel were killed when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh this morning.

The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on an "air maintenance mission" when it crashed around 6 am, according to the Air Force.


Here are the highlights the Indian Air Force chopper crash:




Oct 07, 2017
00:46 (IST)

Those who died were Wing Commander B Upadhyay, Squadron Leader S Tiwari, Master Warrant Officer AK Singh and Sergeants Gautam and Satish Kumar and army soldiers HN Deka and E Balaji.
Oct 07, 2017
00:45 (IST)
Charred bodies of seven including the pilot and co-pilot were found

The charred bodies of seven, including the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and two army officers, were found at the crash site close to the border with China.
Oct 06, 2017
14:21 (IST)
The helicopter was carrying supplies to a forward post of the Indian Army.
Oct 06, 2017
14:13 (IST)
Oct 06, 2017
13:13 (IST)
According to sources, the pilot and co-pilot were senior officers - one was a wing commander and the other, a squadron leader.
Oct 06, 2017
13:13 (IST)
The bodies of the 7 casualties were found at Yangchi, 130 km from Tawang town close to the border with China.
Oct 06, 2017
13:12 (IST)
The seven military personnel who were killed include five IAF crew members and 2 Indian Army personnel. The pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer were among those killed.
Oct 06, 2017
13:10 (IST)
The number dead in the chopper crash has increased to seven.
Oct 06, 2017
13:06 (IST)
Oct 06, 2017
13:03 (IST)
According to sources, rescue teams reached the crash site within two hours of the accident and brought the injured person to a local hospital in Tawang.
Oct 06, 2017
13:03 (IST)
At least one person from the Army was on board the chopper and two IAF pilots were believed to be among those killed in the crash, official sources said.
Oct 06, 2017
12:36 (IST)
Oct 06, 2017
12:33 (IST)
Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh took to Twitter to offer his condolence to the family of the air force personnel killed in the crash.
Oct 06, 2017
12:14 (IST)
Read about the details of the crash here.
Oct 06, 2017
12:13 (IST)
Oct 06, 2017
11:58 (IST)
A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to establish what caused the chopper to crash.
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