Search operation continues for missing IAF chopper in Arunachal

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Arunachal Pradesh: As per the information given by the officials, a huge search operation is on for the second day today in Arunachal for a missing Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper with three crew members on board.

While interacting with the media, the police chief of Arunachal Pradesh Sandeep Goel went on to say: “Rescue teams from the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with state police were trekking through the jungle and hill areas between Yupia and Hoj Telam in Papum Pare district to locate the missing chopper.”

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Meanwhile, police officials quoting eyewitnesses said the helicopter may have crashed at Hostalam between Borum and Toru area.

The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF engaged in flood rescue mission in the state went missing on Tuesday at 3.50 pm after it took off from Pilputu Helipad near Sagalee for the Naharlagun heliport.

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The helicopter was evacuating people stranded in Sagalee and Dambuk due to massive landslides caused by heavy rains.