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Haryana chief minister's chopper makes unscheduled landing

india Updated: Sep 09, 2009 15:51 IST
Devendra Uppal
Devendra Uppal
Hindustan Times

A private helicopter carrying Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda made an unscheduled landing at Hisar aerodrome on Wednesday afternoon due to inclement weather.

Capt MS Beniwal, in charge of Hisar airport, told HT that the helicopter carrying Hooda, his political advisor Prof Virender and two others, landed at 12.45 pm due to bad weather. Hooda was going to Muktsar from Delhi to condole the death of former Haryana Governor Harcharan Singh Brar.

“As the pilots reported low height of clouds, the helicopter was landed at the Hisar airport as a safety measure." Hooda said before returning to his hometown of Rohtak in a private car. He made a halt at a roadside dhaba near Hansi for lunch. Hisar is roughly 140 kilometres from Delhi.

The state Government, which has a Raytheon Beechcraft Super King B200, had last month bought a nine-seat, twin engine Eurocopter EC 145 helicopter at Rs 33 crore for the Chief Minister. He is, however, not permitted to use the state aircraft and helicopter due to the Model Code of Conduct for the assembly elections in the state.