Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Arunachal Chief Minister's body found

Missing Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has been found dead; the site where his helicopter crashed has also been identified.

Sources involved in the massive search operation that has lasted five days say the wreckage of Mr Khandu's helicopter has been found in Lobthang.

The Pawan Hans AS350 B-3 helicopter carrying the chief minister and four others went missing after it took off from Tawang at 9.50 a.m. Saturday. The last radio contact with the ground was about 20 minutes after take off as it flew over the Sela Pass along the Chinese border perched at an altitude of 13,700 feet.

The bodies will now be airlifted.

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