Search on for occupants of missing Pawan Hans chopper

  • PTI, Itanagar
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2015 11:10 IST
A Pawan Hans helicopter had gone missing after taking off from Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district on Tuesday. (Photo: Pawan Hans official site)

With improvement in weather conditions in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, a specially trained mountaineering team from the high altitude school of Jammu and Kashmir started search operations for the occupants of the missing helicopter early Wednesday morning.

The mountaineering team, which had arrived in Itanagar on Tuesday night, was airlifted by an IAF chopper to be air dropped at the tough hilly terrain where the Pawan Hans helicopter had crashed on August 4 last, director general of police S Nitithyanandam told PTI.

Massive search operation for the chopper with Tirap deputy commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi on board and piloted by captains MS Brar and Rajeev Hoskote has been continuing for the last nine days.

Some debris including the tail portion of the chopper was found on Monday, but the team is expecting concrete result on Wednesday, the DGP added.

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