Air Force Mi-17 crashes in Tawang, 12 killed

Written by: Nairita Das
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Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Nov 19 (ANI): Twelve people were killed on Friday when an Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter crashed after an explosion on board near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

According to a defence official, the helicopter had eleven Air Force personnel, including the crew, and a Army officer on board.

"It had taken off from Tawang for Guwahati, and crashed about five minutes later at a place called Bomdir," the official said.

All bodies have been recovered.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident. (ANI)

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