Hooda`s copter makes emergency landing

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 15:40

Hisar (Haryana): A helicopter carrying Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda made an emergency landing here Wednesday due to bad weather ahead.

District administration officials said that the helicopter carrying Hooda, who was flying from New Delhi to Muktsar in Punjab, landed in this Haryana city, 300 km from state capital Chandigarh, Wednesday afternoon.

"The chief minister`s chopper made an absolutely safe landing here. It was only an emergency landing. He has left for Delhi by road now," Hisar Superintendent of Police
Navdeep Singh Virk said.

Sources in the administration said the chief minister opted to land here safely after pilots of the helicopter warned of bad weather ahead.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and four others were killed last week when their helicopter crashed on a hill of the Nallamalla forest range near Kurnool town in the state.

IANS



First Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 15:40

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