IAF helicopter makes emergency landing near Andhra village

An IAF helicopter carrying seven senior officers landed under emergency conditions this morning at an agricultural field in Mahabubnagar district due to inclement weather, police said.

Updated: Oct 17, 2010, 19:27 PM IST

Hyderabad: An IAF helicopter carrying
seven senior officers landed under emergency conditions this
morning at an agricultural field in Mahabubnagar district due
to inclement weather, police said.

"The helicopter took off from Yelahanka Air Force
Station in Bangalore and was proceeding towards Hyderabad, but
made a forced emergency landing at a field due to poor weather
condition," a senior police officer said over the phone.

All seven senior officials of the IAF on board were
safe.

The Met Department had yesterday issued a warning of
heavy rains in some districts of Telangana region of Andhra
Pradesh as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal had
crossed the South Orissa coast.

PTI