Wednesday, September 27, 2017

IAF chopper makes emergency landing

Raipur: An Indian Air Force chopper, shifting a Special Task Force (STF) jawan wounded in a gun-battle with naxals, made an emergency landing today in Abhanpur area in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district due to a technical snag.

There is no information on any kind of damage or loss when the helicopter landed on an open ground in Bharenga village this evening, according to police.

"The chopper was on its way to Raipur from Narayanpur district to shift the injured jawan Antosh Markam to hospital in Raipur," Special Director General of Police (Anti-naxal operations) DM Awasthi told PTI.

However, the pilot landed the chopper after he found some technical problem, he said.

Another chopper was immediately sent to the spot, located around 27 kms away from here, to airlift the jawan who was later admitted in the Ramkrishna Care hospital here, Awasthi said.
26/09/17 PTI/Business Standard
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