New Delhi: The wreckage of Pawan Hans helicopter, which went missing after taking off on August 4, has been found in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district.
“The Air Force has confirmed that the wreckage of the missing helicopter has been found 12 km south of Khonsa, the headquarters of Tirap district,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in New Delhi.
The Union Minister said that Air Force chopper is hovering over the area where the wreckage has been found.
However, the fate of the three occupants, including a young IAS officer Kamalesh Joshi, of the chopper is yet to be known.
The massive search operation was launched to locate the chopper which went missing after taking off from Khonsa in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district on August 4.
A Pawan Hans helicopter with four persons on board, including a Deputy Commissioner, went missing after taking off from Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Dauphin twin-engine helicopter of the state-run Pawan Hans had on board the deputy commissioner of Tirap, Kamlesh Kumar Joshi, two pilots and a crew member when it went missing at 11.15 AM.
The helicopter was on a routine passenger sortie to Longding and was to return to Mohanbari Airport in Dibrugarh when it lost contact.