Maharashtra: Emergency landing for navy chopper

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Sep 18, 2014 14:56 IST

An Indian Navy Chetak helicopter made an emergency unscheduled landing at Uran village in Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday morning after its engine developed a technical problem. Four personnel on board escaped with minor injuries.

Sources stated that the helicopter was forced to land in an open field due to a snag.

"A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Navy, whilst on a routine training sortie off Mumbai, made a hard landing at Uran, across the harbour, at about 10.15 am. Two pilots and two aircrew who were on board have minor injuries and are safe,” said Commander Rahul Sinha, Navy spokesperson adding, “Prima facie the helicopter appears to have developed a technical snag. There has been no damage to civil property. An inquiry will be ordered into the incident."

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