Shinde's chopper meets accident, tragedy averted

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Meerut
  • Updated: Nov 10, 2013 13:43 IST

The Air Force helicopter with home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on board had an accident on landing at the helipad at RAF Lokvyavastha Academy in Meerut on Sunday morning.

The right wheel of the chopper sank in the mud helipad on landing at 11am. The helicopter got perilously tilted with its rotors spinning at a speed.

Soon the choppers rotors were brought to a halt and Shinde was ushered out and was headed to the ceremony podium set up for the inauguration of the RAF Lokvyavastha Academy. Shinde has to inaugurate the academy and the ceremony is on at present.

The technical staff rushed in and managed to get the chopper’s wheel out. It flew away at 11.35am.

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