Chopper with 8 on board makes emergency landing in Assam


New Delhi: At least eight people had a miraculous escape on Thursday after their helicopter made an emergency landing at Nagaon in Assam following a technical snag. The MI-172 helicopter which took off from Guwahati for Itanagar around 10.30 am had to make emergency landing after minutes of flying, State Civil Aviation department officer N C Chakap said.

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An official source said the chopper of Skyone Airways was travelling with six of its staff and two passengers from Guwahati. It started from Guwahati airport at 10 am and the pilot noticed a technical snag midway.

It was supposed to reach Itanagar at around 10.30 am.The district administration at Nagaon has provided accommodation for the air staff at the government circuit house till the chopper is repaired, while the two passengers left for Itanagar by car.

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