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Helicopter carrying flood-relief material makes emergency landing in Uttarkashi

PTI
Published Aug 23, 2019, 4:09 pm IST
Updated Aug 23, 2019, 4:09 pm IST
However, both pilot and co-pilot of the helicopter were safe and escaped with minor injuries.
The private helicopter made the landing on the banks of a river when it was on way to Chiwa to distribute relief material among affected people. (Photo: ANI)
 The private helicopter made the landing on the banks of a river when it was on way to Chiwa to distribute relief material among affected people. (Photo: ANI)

Dehradun: A helicopter involved in relief operation in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand made an emergency landing at Lagwada on Friday, officials said.

However, both pilot and co-pilot of the helicopter were safe and escaped with minor injuries, Director General law and order Ashok Kumar said.

 

The private helicopter made the landing on the banks of a river when it was on way to Chiwa to distribute relief material among affected people, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said.

The incident comes just two days after a helicopter involved in relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarkashi district crashed and erupted in flames after it got entangled in the overhead electricity wires, killing three people on board.

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Location: India, Uttarakhand, Dehradun




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