Fatehabad (Haryana): An Indian Air Force
helicopter on Sunday made an emergency landing on a field in the
district after its pilots noticed smoke coming out of the rear
of the chopper, official said.
The copter developed some technical fault barely 10
minutes of its flight from Sirsa airforce station and landed
unde emergency conditions on a field in Chindar village, they
Both the pilot and co-pilot jumped out of the copter soon
after landing when the hind part of the chopper caught fire,
they said, adding the flames were extinguished using water
from a nearby pond.
The pilots Haseeb Hameed and Arunima Vidheta were safe,
the officials said, adding the copter was on a training
mission from Sirsa to Ghaziabad airforce station.
A probe was ordered and a team of airforce engineers and
officers from district administration reached the spot.