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Miraculous escape for Fadnavis as chopper crash lands in Latur

Went to Latur for a statewide campaign to reach out to farmers; chopper developed a technical snag

Press Trust of India  |  Latur (Maharashtra) 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a close shave, when his helicopter got entangled in overhead wires and crash-landed in Latur district, after the pilot tried to descend due to bad weather. The CM didn’t suffer any injury in the incident and all six persons on board were safe. The crash-landing occurred soon after the chopper took off at around 12 noon from Nilanga, around 45 km from Latur, for Mumbai. “It was a crash-landing. When we took off, we noticed that the chopper was slanting. There was air pressure. It brushed against ...

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First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 01:40 IST
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