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Bengal: Rotors of Gadkari's chopper, cloth get entangled

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a piece of cloth got entangled with the rotors of his helicopter seconds before it landed at Haldia in West Bengal.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2015 14:30 IST
HT Correspondent

Union minister Nitin Gadkari had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a piece of cloth got entangled with the rotors of his helicopter seconds before it landed at Haldia in West Bengal.



A large piece of cloth that was placed on the ground ose in the backdraft from the rotor blades as the helicopter was descending. The incident occurred at around 10:30 am when the helicopter was close to the ground.



However, the pilot landed the helicopter without a hitch and the minister was safe.



Later at a function at a biodiesel plant in Haldia, the Union minister for road transport and highways said, "I am safe. But for safety in the future, I shall ask everyone not to place cloths or tarpaulins on the ground."



Gadkari visited the Haldia port for a look at the biodiesel dispensing unit.



He travelled to Haldi from Kolkata.