Indian Army’s Cheetah helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, searches on

Indian Army's HAL Cheetah at Leh air base. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Indian Army Cheetah helicopter has crashed near Mandala hills area of Arunachal Pradesh. Search operation for the pilots has started.

The chopper, which was flying an operational sortie near Bomdila, lost contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) around 9.15 am, Lt Col Mahendra Rawat told PTI.

“It crashed near Mandala, west of Bomdila. Search parties have been sent to the spot,” he said, adding that more details were awaited.

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