Several killed in helicopter crash near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

United News of India

Guwahati, April 19, 2011

Several people are feared dead in a helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang town today.

Preliminary reports said the Pawan Hans helicopter was on its way from Guwahati to Tawang.

It had taken off from Guwahati at 1245 hrs and was scheduled to land at about 1400 hrs when the chopper caught fire minutes before landing.

At least 23 people, including five crew members, were on board. Details were awaited.