Published On: Tue, Jul 4th, 2017

IAF chopper missing in Arunachal

Guwahati: An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter, with three persons on board, was on Tuesday reported missing in Arunachal Pradesh, an IAF official said.

The helicopter was on a flood relief mission

The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) had taken off from Tezpur airbase in Assam around 4 pm, the official said.

The helicopter was on a flood relief mission, the official said. Contact with the chopper was lost shortly after it took off.

Also on Tuesday, a Border Security Force (BSF) chopper carrying Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju had to make an emergency landing in a playground in Itanagar due to bad weather. Rijiju tweeted about the missing IAF helicopter.

“Weather is turbulent in North-East. I’m safe but the whole state machinery is geared up to locate IAF ALH chopper missing almost at same time,” Rijiju said in a tweet.

 

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