PC forced to change chopper in Srinagar

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was on Wednesday forced to change his helicopter following a "deviation" in the chopper`s flight parameter.

Updated: Jun 22, 2011, 13:09 PM IST

Srinagar: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram was on Wednesday forced to change his helicopter while on
way to Gurez from Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley following a
"deviation" in the chopper`s flight parameter.

"The chopper carrying the Home Minister had to be
changed at Srinagar as there was some deviation in the flight
parameters to Gurez," a senior official said here.

He said the change of helicopter was carried out as
the pilots did not want to take any risk with Chidambaram on
board.

"It was in no way a forced landing ... just a
precautionary measure," the official said.

Chidambaram, who is on a visit to the state, was going
to Gurez in North Kashmir from Pahalgam in South Kashmir.

PTI