IAF's AH-64E Apache Makes Emergency Landing
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IAF's AH-64E Apache Makes Emergency Landing

By IndraStra Global News Team

IAF's AH-64 Apache Makes Emergency Landing

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According to India's Ministry of Defence press release, on April 17, 2020, an Apache helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) got airborne from Pathankot Air Force Station.  After approximately 1 hr of flying, the helicopter systems' indicated a critical failure which led the crew to carry out a safe landing west of Indora, Punjab. The two pilots of the gunship are said to be safe, and there is no damage to the helicopter.

IAF's AH-64 Apache Makes Emergency Landing

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These AH-64Es are attached to the Indian Air Force 125 Helicopter Squadron, known as “The Gladiators” at Pathankot airbase. They replaced previously operated Russian-made Mi-25 and Mi-35 gunship helicopters. A second AH-64E squadron is planned for deployment at Jorairbasebase in Assam in northeastern India near the Indo-Chinese border.

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