2 Pilots Lt Col VVB Reddy and Maj Jayanth A Killed in Crash of Indian Army’s Cheetah Helicopter Read Reddy’s Life and Biography
A plane took off from the Missamari airbase in Sonitpur, Assam, on a routine sortie at around 9:15 am. It then lost contact with ATC while returning from the village of Senge in the West Kamen district.
Defense Public Relations Officer (PRO) Mahendra Rawat declared: “Two pilots of the Indian Air Force lost their lives when their Cheetah helicopter crashed near Mandala Hill in the western Bomdila district of Arunachal Pradesh.” Lieutenant Colonel Reddy of VVB was aboard the helicopter. One of the two pilots.
Who was Lt Col VVB Reddy, Biography, Age, State, Family & Wife who died in Indian Army Cheetah Helicopter Crash
Who is Lieutenant Colonel VVB Reddy?
Defense PRO Lt Col Mahendra Rawat said the crash occurred at around 9:15 am near Mandala, west of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh.
I join the nation in saluting the great sacrifices made by Lieutenant Colonel Reddy and Maj Jayanth A of the VVB while on duty in Mandala, #Arunachal.
My heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. Their sacrifices in the service of Maa Bharti will always be remembered. Om Shanti 🙏
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) March 16, 2023
After the accident, Lieutenant Colonel VVB Reddy was mortally wounded. He has served in the Indian Army for over 23 years. Although his date of birth is not known, he was between 40-50 years old. The remains were recovered and will be transported to Diran, about 30 kilometers from Datura.
VVB Reddy’s hometown is Bommalaramaram, Yadadri District, Telangana, and his full name is Uppala Vinay Bhanu Reddy. His parents are Narsimhmareddy and Vijayalakshmi and his family lives in Malkajgiri. He is married to Spandana, a dentist in the military, and they have two daughters.
The plane took off from Missamari and hit air traffic control while returning from Senge village in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Police Chief B. Bharat Reddy told the media that “the wreckage was found in the forested hills of Mandala near the village of Bangjalep in an area about 40 kilometers northwest of Bomdilla”
“Around 12 noon, some villagers in Bangjalep told us that a helicopter had crashed,” the police official reported.
Teams from the army, police, SDRF group and SSB launched a joint search operation and recently, they were able to retrieve the bodies of the two officers before sunset. A proper investigation into the cause of the accident has been ordered, while the sudden death of two of its finest officers has shocked the army.
In October last year, another Cheetah helicopter crashed in the Lungla area near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
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