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ICG chopper grounded due to technical fault

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) helicopter `Chetak`, on its way to flood-hit Valsad, could not take off here on Tuesday, after its left wheel collapsed, while it was taxiing on the runway.



Daman: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) helicopter
`Chetak`, on its way to flood-hit Valsad, could not take off
here on Tuesday, after its left wheel collapsed, while it was
taxiing on the runway.

No one was, however, injured in the incident, officials
said.

"One of the wheels of our Chetak helicopter collapsed
before it could take off, however, no one was injured in the
incident. It was a technical fault," ICG DIG AK Pokriyal said.

The incident occurred when pilot and co-pilot had taken
out the helicopter from the hangar and were taxiing it,
officials said.

The main rotor blade of the helicopter was damaged in the
incident after it got tilted, they added.

The helicopter was going for a flood relief operation
which is being carried out in Valsad district of Gujarat, the
ICG spokesman said.

PTI

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