04 May 2011

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu died in Helicopter Crash

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu died
in Helicopter Crash

A relative and panchayat leader of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's Assembly constituency has identified the body of 56-year-old AP CM Dorjee while the other four bodies have been charred beyond recognition.


Besides Khandu, others on board were pilots Captain J S Babbar, Captain T S Mamik, Khandus security officer Yeshi Choddak and Yeshi Lhamu, sister of Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup.

Last Saturday the single engine four-seater Pawan Hans helicopter with Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's and four others on board went missing soon after taking off from Tawang

Besides Khandu, others on board were pilots Captain J S Babbar, Captain T S Mamik, Khandu s security officer Yeshi Choddak and Yeshi Lhamu, sister of Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup.

The Pawan Hans AS350 B-3 helicopter had taken off from Tawang at 9.50 a.m. Saturday. The last radio contact with the ground was about 20 minutes after take off as it flew over the Sela Pass along the Chinese border perched at an altitude of 13,700 feet.

The Arunachal Pradesh government had announced a cash reward of Rs.1 million to anyone who could provide information about the missing helicopter.

The wreckage of the chopper carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has been found bodies were sighted along with wreckage of an aircraft.

Helicopter crash site has been located in the area of Lobothang.
The spot where the debris has been located is near Sela pass

The place is located at a height of 4900 metres and, therefore, it will take some time and difficulty to reach there.

Army team has been dispatched on foot to the crash site and "we will know more about the crash site and the bodies lying there once they reach there".

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9 comments:

Apanatva May 04, 2011  

Because of bad weather it took so much time to locate......very sad incident .

sm May 04, 2011  

Apanatva,,
thanks.

chitra May 05, 2011  

Very sad incident. It is would be unconsolable for all the family members of CM and those who accompanied him too.

sm,  May 05, 2011  

chitra,,
thanks.

Anonymous,  May 09, 2011  

No one has considered the demise of captains. They r nt being evn remembered... 2 precious lives r lost... Atleast pay some tribute to them.

Anonymous,  May 09, 2011  

Being a c.m,he wud hv nvr done evn half of d gud deeds those captains have done.. Captain j.s babbar, publish atleast 4 lines abt him...i wsh d captains wud hv saved themslvs.. We wil get one mr c.m bt d loss of those pilots wil nvr b rcvrd..

sm May 10, 2011  

Anonymous,,
thanks.

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