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Ravi Shankar Prasad has a narrow escape

No injuries reported and passengers of the 10-seater plane alighted safely after emergency landing.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2006 12:55 IST

Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasadon Thursdayhad a narrow escape after his plane developed a technical snag and one of its tyres burst during an emergency landing at the airport in Jabalpur, official sources said.

No injuries were reported and the passengers of the 10-seater plane alighted safely, District Collector Sanjay Dubey said.

The plane, carrying Prasad and former Madhya Pradesh Advocate General Vivek Tankha, developed some technical snag, following which the pilot sought an emergency landing, sources said, adding that one of the tyres of the aircraft burst during landing.

First Published: Sep 14, 2006 12:55 IST