Indian Mi-17 Helicopter Crash Landed in Northeastern State

Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in eastern Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. (Photo: India Today)

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17 helicopter crash landed in northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday morning. India’s Russian-made Mi-17 has a poor safety record in India, China and Bangladesh. The Mi-17 crashed several times in India, China and Bangladesh.

All five crew members including two pilots are safe, Indian media reported.

The helicopter was carrying out a maintenance sortie from Hayuliang to Rochham when the incident took place. A court of inquiry will be ordered to ascertain the reasons for the incident, sources said.

In October 2019, another Mi-17 of the IAF had made an emergency landing in Mandya, Karnataka state.

In September, two pilots were killed when an Army helicopter crash-landed on a hill in Shiv Garh Dhar area, near Patnitop tourist resort in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 3, two pilots were killed after an Army helicopter crashed into Ranjit Sagar Dam lake near Pathankot.

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