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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Snag forces Chavan’s chopper to abort flight

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 13, 2013
First Published: 01:29 IST(13/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:30 IST(13/2/2013)

The state government-owned helicopter in which chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and relief and rehabilitation minister Patangrao Kadam were flying to tour the drought-hit areas in the state, had to land soon after its take-off owing to a technical snag.

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Chavan was to travel in the helicopter from Raj Bhavan on Tuesday morning. Fog, combined with bad weather, first delayed the take-off. While the helicopter took-off after some time, it had to land within a few minutes. 

“Shortly after it took off, there was a signal warning of some technical snag after which the pilot aborted the flight. The chopper then landed at the Raj Bhavan helipad,” said an official from the Mantralaya.

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