Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Dorjee's chopper crash site located, 3 bodies found
Three bodies were seen on Wednesday along with the wreckage of the airplane in place by a helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu and four other people had and the worst is fear. The latest information that is not "supporting and is not good news," Minister P Chidambaram said at a location between Kyela and Lobothang party sent by the officer near-sighted, which seems to be an airplane. "They have sighted three bodies. This observation was made from a height. Failed to get down to where the aircraft crashed. This message was given to the nearest police station of the army to send a team," he said.
Chidambaram said that the army team was sent on foot to the crash site and "we'll know more about the place of accident and the bodies lie after reaching there."
The place is located at an altitude of 4900 meters, and therefore, it will take some time and difficulty to get there, "he said.
"When you get there, will communicate with us what they found there," said home minister, adding that he was not able to determine what type of aircraft, or whose bodies were.
But I am afraid that is on the flight path the helicopter took off from Tawang. We keep our fingers crossed and let us wait for the official word comes from the team, "he said.
A single engine four-seater Pawan Hans helicopter to Dorjee and four others aboard went missing shortly after taking off from Tawang on Saturday.
Khandu Besides, other pilots were on board the Captain JS Babbar, Captain TS Mamik, Khandu security officer and Yeshi Yeshi Choddak Lhamu, sister of Tawang MLA Tsewang Dhondup.
Inclement weather prevented the teams from the implementation of the aerial search.
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