Missing helicopter’s wreckage spotted

Itanagar, Aug 10:

The wreckage of a Pawan Hans chopper that went missing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district on August 4 with three people aboard has been spotted, an official said on Monday.

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Some parts of the debris of the chopper have been spotted at a remote forested area near Khonsa, Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav told IANS.

“We have spotted some portion of wreckage from Sanliam, located about 10 to 15 km from Khonsa. The search is still on,” said Yadav.

The Pawan Hans chopper carrying Tirap district Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi, a pilot and a crew member went missing when it was flying from Khonsa to Longding in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Air Traffic Control at Assam’s Dibrugarh received the last signal from the chopper from Deomali area on Tuesday before it went missing.

IAF helicopters and ground search teams including army, Assam Rifles, Arunachal Pradesh Police and villagers have been braving inclement weather to look for the the missing chopper. (IANS)

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