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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s helicopter makes emergency landing

Media reports say the helicopter encountered inclement weather and was forced into landing.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2019 21:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
         

A helicopter with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on board made an emergency landing at the Lilabari Airport in Lakhimpur, reported news agency ANI.

Media reports say the helicopter encountered inclement weather and was forced into landing.

The chief minister was travelling from Guwahati to Narayanpur town for an event when his helicopter ran into trouble. All seven people, including the CM, on board are reported to be safe.

This is the second incident of the day involving a helicopter.

Earlier today, six people had a miraculous escape when their helicopter crash-landed in Kedarnath.

During take off, the helicopter damaged its tail at the helipad in Rudraprayag district on Monday. The helicopter couldn’t balance itself during take off due to which its tail was hit and it was grounded

First Published: Sep 23, 2019 19:22 IST

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