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A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian Army crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh killing one of the pilots, official sources said.

The fatal accident took place near the boundary with China on Wednesday morning, killing one of the two pilots onboard, a defence spokesperson said. The incident happened around 10 am during a routine sortie in a forward area, defence spokesperson Col AS Walia said.

The two pilots on board were rushed to the nearest military hospital, he said.

One of the pilots who was critically wounded succumbed to the injuries during treatment, he added. The other pilot is undergoing treatment, Col Walia said.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, he said.

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