Six days after a Pawan Hans chopper went missing, its wreckage was found 11 kilometers away from Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district. However, the three occupants, including a deputy commissioner, are still missing.
Massive search operations for the missing helicopter were carried out by Tirap and Changlang district administration and security forces after the chopper went missing. The chopper was carrying the Deputy Commissioner of Tirap District, Kamlesh Joshi, and two pilots.
The helicopter was on a routine sortie to Longding and was to return to Mohanbari airport in Assam’s Dibrugarh city when the contact was lost. The Air Traffic Control received the last signal from the chopper near Deomali in Tirap, officials said.