Mumbai: IAF chopper makes emergency landing in Bandra Kurla complex
An Indian Air force (IAF) helicopter MI 17 landed at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla complex of Mumbai on Wednesday after it developed a technical snag.india Updated: Oct 21, 2015 16:28 IST
An Indian Air force (IAF) helicopter MI 17 landed at the MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla complex of Mumbai on Wednesday after it developed a technical snag.
Defence spokesperson commander Rahul Sinha said that the aircraft and all four passengers on board were safe. A technical support team has been dispatched to the site to assess the aircraft, he added.
The incident happened around 2.25pm when the chopper was on a routine sortie. Apart from the pilot and the co-pilot, there were two passengers in the helicopter.
Officials said after the aircraft developed problem, the pilot of the aircraft carried out a precautionary landing at BKC. Further assessment was underway to decide how it would be moved from the scene and the expert team was trying to see if minor repairs can be carried to fly the aircraft from BKC.
A lot of onlookers - locals and those working in nearby offices gathered on the scene and the IAF, Army and Mumbai police have cordon off area to ensure nothing from site is damaged.
First Published: Oct 21, 2015 16:15 IST