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2 Killed in army chopper crash in Arunachal, 5 were on board

Guwahati: An army helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang district in India on Friday. According to reports, the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) crashed near Migging village. The site of the crash is not connected by any road but a rescue team has been sent to the location, said Upper Siang senior cop Jummar Basar, as quoted by news agency ANI.

The helicopter, carrying army personnel, was on a regular sortie after taking off from Likabali this morning. The crash took place at 10.43 am. 

As there are no motorable roads leading to the village, except a hanging bridge, three joint teams of both army and the air force are engaged in the rescue op with one Mi-17 and two Dhruv helicopters. Local villagers are also said to be involved in the rescue work.

"Received very disturbing news about Indian Army's Advanced Light Helicopter crash in Upper Siang District in Arunachal Pradesh. My deepest prayers," wrote Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Twitter.

This is the second helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh in October. Earlier this month, a pilot lost his life and several others were injured after a Cheetah helicopter crashed near Tawang.