1-Jan-2014 Source: HeliHub.com
Indian operator Pawan Hans has resumed its helicopter services to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the Naharlagun-Guwahati-Tawang route. The resumption was made on Monday 30th December after a break of 31 months. The service to the remote mountain town close to the Chinese border was suspended following the death of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in the crash of a Pawan Hans Eurocopter AS350B3 near Tawang on April 30, 2011.
The service to Tawang will be operated twice a week on Mondays and Fridays using a Mil Mi-17 helicopter, providing a much-needed travel route for residents to fly out for medical treatment at more capable medical facilities, while opening new possibilities for the tourism trade.
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com