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Snag forces Chavan’s chopper to abort flight

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.

mumbai Updated: Feb 13, 2013 01:30 IST
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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.

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.