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IAF chopper makes emergency landing

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 21:19

Rajkot: An Indian Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing in Maktanpar town near Wankaner taluka of Morbi district Monday due to a technical snag, officials from the force said.

The chopper- Chetak SA 316 B- had taken off from Indian Air Force`s (IAF) Jamnagar air base around 9 AM. It was being flown to Ahmedabad by two pilots-- Kapil Yadav and Arpit Kapoor, the officials said.

"Around 10.15 AM, the pilots noticed that oil was leaking from the chopper`s rotor blades, following which they decided to land it in Maktanpar town, about 13 kms from Wankaner taluka of Morbi district," an official said.
"It was a precautionary landing and technical help was provided to the two pilots by the IAF control room in Jamnagar soon after it was informed about the emergency landing," Wing Commander M G Mehta said.

After fixing the problem, the helicopter was flown back to the Jamnagar air base in the evening, Mehta said.


First Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 21:19

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