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Five Air Force officers and two Army personnel killed in IAF chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Oct 6 :-- Seven defence personnel, including  five Indian Air Force (IAF) officers,  were killed when an IAF chopper crashed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang region on Friday morning, officials said.


The incident took place about 12-15 km off the  China border.


According to the reports, the Mi-17 V5 chopper of the IAF  crashed in the Topugarh area,  about 130-km from Tawang, bordering China, at around 6-10 am, killing all the seven on board.


A top official of IAF said  seven people- five of them IAF officers and two army personnel-were on board.


“The chopper took off around 5-10 am from Khirmu helipad and it crashed at around 6-10 am in the high-altitude of 17000 ft in the  Topugarh area near Yangchi, about 30-km away from Tawang due to technical snag,” the top IAF official said.


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