Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, death toll rises to 7

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Oct 06, 2017, 07:26 AM IST

The Mi-17 V5 chopper crashed at around 6 am when it was on an air maintenance mission. Picture for representational purpose. Photograph:(Others)

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh today.

At least five Air Force personnel and 2 Armymen have died in the crash. 

The Mi-17 crash took place around 6 am(local time) when it was on a maintenance mission.

Rescue teams have reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border and admitted the injured to a local hospital.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the crash.