Chopper carrying Gehlot makes emergency landing

A helicopter carrying Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday made an emergency landing near Pilani after it developed a technical problem on its way from here to Churu.

Updated: Nov 20, 2011, 14:26 PM IST

Jaipur: A helicopter carrying Rajasthan
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday made an emergency landing
near Pilani after it developed a technical problem on its way
from here to Churu.

"All are safe. The helicopter had to make an emergency
landing on a field at Chandkoti, about 10 kms ahead of Pilani,
after it developed a technical problem," Gehlot said on phone.

The distance between Jaipur and Pilani is about 190 kms.
The Italian-made Augusta chopper, which had been
purchased by the state government during Vasudhara Raje`s
tenure, was being flown by two pilots to Churu, which is 240
kms from here. Besides Gehlot, it was carrying two staffers
from the state Secretariat.

PTI