IAF chopper makes emergency landing after developing glitch

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After developing a technical glitch an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper made an emergency landing on the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal expressway in Haryana.

The air force personnel on board the chopper are reported to be safe, newsgathering agency Press Trust Of India quoting police officials reported.

“The IAF helicopter made an emergency landing due to a technical glitch. All Police Control Room vehicles and police personnel were rushed to the spot. Later, IAF engineers attended to the chopper and it took off after two hours,” Assistant Sub-Inspector of Sonipat Police Sandeep Kumar told news agency PTI.

The chopper made the emergency landing on the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal expressway, also called the Eastern Peripheral Expressway.

The incident occurred about 10 to 12 kilometres away from Haryana’s Sonipat.

On receiving information about the emergency landing by the IAF helicopter, the police reached the spot and stopped vehicular traffic movement on that stretch of the expressway where the chopper had landed.

“No one was allowed to go near the chopper. The vehicular traffic movement was restored when the chopper took off,” the police official said.

After necessary repairs, the helicopter took off for its destination about two hours later.

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