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IAF MI-17 Helicopter Crash-Land, Pilots & Crew Safe

An IAF Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in Arunachal Pradesh with two pilots and three crew members. All the crew members are safe. However, one engineer suffered a minor injury on Thursday.

The incident happened when the IAF helicopter was carrying out a maintenance sortie in the area and a court of inquiry will be ordered to ascertain the reasons for the incident, reports suggested.

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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops from Rochham post carried out the rescue operation.

Prior to this, another incident of this kind happened in September in which two pilots lost their lives when an Army helicopter crash-landed on a hill in Shiv Garh Dhar area in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Two pilots lost their lives on August 3 after an Army helicopter crashed into Ranjit Sagar Dam lake near Pathankot.

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