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Chopper carrying Kamal Nath loses way, lands safety after 40

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

A helicopter carrying senior from to Jhoteshwar in district in lost its way this morning, delaying its landing at the destination by 40 minutes, an said.

The chopper was scheduled to land at Jhoteshwar at 10.30 am. But the pilot wrongly landed it in a field at Kodsa village near Kareli tehsil after losing the flight path. It finally reached the destination at 11.10 am.

Nath, accompanied by Suresh Pachouri, was heading to Jhoteshwar to seek the blessings of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.

"was scheduled to reach Jhoteshwar by a chopper at 10.30 am. But the pilot lost direction causing a delay in landing. It finally reached the venue around 11.10 am," Superintendent of Police (SP) told over phone.

According to eyewitnesses, Nath's helicopter landed in a field at Kodsa village in district. Later, he realised that he had landed at a wrong place and immediately took off for Jhoteshwar in Gotegaon area.

Later, the two senior leaders sought the blessings of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati and also offered prayers at the famous

Three days ago, the MP had come to Jhoteshwar to attend the concluding ceremony of former Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh's 'Narmada Parikarma' yatra.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 15:20 IST