Pawan Hans chopper makes emergency landing in UP

  • IANS, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2016 19:37 IST
A Pawan Hans helicopter made an emergency landing at Niwari, Modinagar on Saturday morning due to technical difficulties, in Ghaziabad. (HT Photo)

A Pawan Hans helicopter on its way to Agra made an emergency landing on Saturday in a farm in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh after developing a technical snag, police said.

The helicopter was piloted by Captain S Kumar and had three passengers onboard, SK Sharma, Krishna Kumar and Jadhav Thar, said superintendent of police (rural) RK Pandey.

“The police control room received information from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) that some technical snag has developed in the chopper. The ATC asked us to assist the crew,” he said.

The pilot landed the chopper safely in a field, Pandey said.

“We have deployed a police force around the helicopter. It is still parked in the field under police guard.”

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