Lucky escape for Chhattisgarh Chief Minister

Raigarh: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh had a lucky escape as the aircraft carrying him made an emergency landing due to a technical snag.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening while Singh was on his way to Raipur from here, official sources said.

Singh had gone to Kharsiya village to attend a function along with other party leaders, they said.

Later, when he left for Raipur, his plane suffered a hydraulic failure and had to return to the Jindal airstrip within 15 minutes of takeoff, the sources said.

After nearly five hours, the Chief Minister was flown to the capital, along with other BJP leaders, in a special aircraft, they said.