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Debris of missing chopper found in Arunachal’s Tirap district


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 told PTI here.

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.

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