Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter of the Indian Air Force makes an emergency landing in Punjab due to some technical glitch. The helicopter had taken off from Pathankot Air Force base and made emergency landing in the fields nearby.
Chopper made a Precautionary landing in the field of Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. No major damage reported. Pilot is safe.
These brand new Attack Helicopter inducted in the inventory of Air Force in September last year. Air Force has ordered 22 these helicopters from Boeing.
The 125 Helicopter squadron known as the “Gladiators” will have this 22 Boeing made Apache. Air Force inducted 8 Apache helicopters on 3 September 2019.
Indian Air Force signed $1.1 Billion deal for the Apache with Boeing to replace it’s old Russian built Mi-25 and Mi-35 attack helicopters.
India also signed a deal for Chinook heavy lift helicopters, Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules Transport aircraft and P8i submarine hunter and maritime reconnaissance aircraft.