A major accident happened near the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh today. A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army has crashed here.
New Delhi: A major accident happened near Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh today. A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army has crashed here. One pilot died in the accident. An officer attached to the army has given information about this.
According to the army officer, the incident happened around 10 am. Both the pilots of the helicopter were taken to the hospital. In this, a pilot Saurabh Yadav was seriously injured and he died during treatment. At the same time, the second pilot is being treated. Army officials said that the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.
MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan in July
In July this year, a MiG-21 fighter jet of the Air Force crashed near Bhimda in Barmer, Rajasthan. Its debris was scattered for a kilometre. The fighter plane MiG-21 caught fire after it crashed. As soon as the information was received, the administration team was dispatched to the spot. This accident took place in Bhima village in Baitu police station area. Both pilots were martyred in this accident.
Earlier in August 2021, another MiG-21 aircraft crashed in Barmer. It was on a fighter jet training flight. After take-off, there was a technical fault in it and the plane fell on a hut. However, at that time the pilot had ejected himself before the plane crashed.
On December 24 last year also, a MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force crashed near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Pilot Wing Commander Harshit Sinha was killed in this accident. The place where the jet fell is Sudasari Desert National Park which is near the Pakistan border. This area is under the control of the army. That's why no one is allowed to go there.
Wing Commander Harshit Sinha took off from Jaisalmer Air Force Station for a regular flight. The accident site was about 70 km from Jaisalmer. After the incident, the nearby villagers had told that the plane caught fire in the air, after which it came to the ground with a bang.