Gehlot’s chopper makes emergency landing; CM safe

Last Updated: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 21:03

Jaipur: A helicopter, carrying Rajasthan
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, on Sunday made an emergency landing
in Churu district after it developed some technical problem
but all five persons, including two pilots, on board were
The chopper developed technical problem in its blade
forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in Chandkoti
village, 250-km from here, pilot U K Sharma said.

Gehlot, his OSD Gaurav Bajaj, security officer Ramnivas
and Sharma along with another pilot Rakesh Sharma were all
safe, SP (Churu) S N Khinchi said.

The twin-engined Italian-made Agusta 190-E helicopter
was flying to Nangalbadi village, 60-km from Chandkoti, where
Gehlot was slated to attend two functions when the trouble

The Chief Minister later proceeded for the programmes
by road, the SP said.
Pilot Sharma told agency he had to make an emergency
landing due to vertical vibrations in the air caused by the
blade which was out of track.

To continue flying was quite unsafe, he said.

A technical team would be visiting the scene to examine
the chopper which was purchased during Vasundhara Raje`s
regime, officials said.


First Published: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 21:03

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