Army helicopter, with three persons on board, makes emergency landing in Assam

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 19 July 2019, 08:50 AM
Two more choppers landed on the playground to rescue the stranded passengers of the helicopter. (Representational Image)
Two more choppers landed on the playground to rescue the stranded passengers of the helicopter. (Representational Image)

An Army helicopter on flood rescue operation made an emergency landing in Assam's Nalbari district with three persons on board after it developed a snag on Thursday, officials said.

The helicopter, which was returning to Guwahati after the rescue operation, developed a snag just after crossing Koithalkuchi village, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing on the playground of Koithalkuchi High School, a defence official who rushed to the spot told reporters.

Two more choppers landed on the playground to rescue the stranded passengers of the helicopter but they could not detect the chopper's fault and left it behind to be repaired later, the official said.

Nalbari Superintendent of Police Amanjit Kaur said the helicopter had to make the emergency landing due to a technical snag.

First Published: Friday, July 19, 2019 08:50 AM
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