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Search for occupants of missing Pawan Hans helicopter on

Search for occupants of missing Pawan Hans helicopter on

With the weather improving 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 chopper early on Wednesday morning.

Itanagar: With the weather improving 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 chopper early on Wednesday morning.

The mountaineering team, which had arrived here 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 said.

Massive search operation for the chopper with Tirap deputy commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi on board and piloted by captains M S 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.

first published:August 12, 2015, 10:37 IST