IAF chopper makes emergency landing

New Delhi (NVI): An Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter had to make an emergency landing on Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Haryana after it developed a technical snag, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The chopper was proceeding from Hindon to Halwara for a routine Air Force task, the ministry said in a statement. Approximately 14 NM out of Hindon, the helicopter developed technical snag and carried out precautionary landing on Eastern Peripheral Expressway, it added.

The Ministry said that the pilots took prompt and correct action and no damage to any property has been reported. “Recovery helicopter was launched immediately from Hindon. The helicopter was rectified and recovered back promptly and safely at Hindan,” the MoD said.