Tezpur (Assam): An Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper has lost all radio contacts and is reported missing after it took off from Sagalee and was on its areal route to Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh .
Deputy Commissioner , Sonitpur, Mr.Manoj Kumar Deka told www.southasaiaviews.com that the chopper went missing after it took off from Sagalee for Naharlagun to carry out flood relief operations. The chopper had three crew members along with the pilot .
Despite inclement weather a massive search operation has been launched . D.C. Sonitpur has also sounded an alert across the district and neighbouring areas.
Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Sunit Newton said though a search operation has been launched immediately for the missing ALH chopper, bad weather has come as a major hindrance .
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